Macclesfield Town Winding-up Petition Adjourned until September

Macclesfield Town football club have had a winding-up petition over more than £72,000 of unpaid tax adjourned for an 11th time by the High Court.

Why was the hearing adjourned?

The case was originally due to be heard on 25 March 2020 however it was delayed due to coronavirus. The most recent reason for adjournment comes as off-the-field matters impact the club, who have docked 11 points this season as a result of two charges due to unpaid wages and failure to fulfil two league fixtures.

The petition is now expected to be heard on 9 September 2020. HMRC have recognised that the finances of the club have been impacted by coronavirus.

Future of Macclesfield

Depending on the outcome of a hearing over a further misconduct charge for unpaid wages Macclesfield could still go down from League Two.

The club are currently in 23rd place and if they are punished for misconduct by three points or more, they will be relegated to the National League instead of currently bottom placed Stevenage.

Both players and staff also issued a statement to say that their mental health has been “disregarded” by the club as they wait for the outcome of the hearing.

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