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Some HMRC Case Studies Where We Have Supported Companies in Distress


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RUGBY CLUB FACED WINDING UP PETITION FROM HMRC - A Yorkshire rugby league club faced a winding-up petition from HMRC. Attempts by the club and the Rugby League to secure funding and a repayment agreement with the Crown both failed: the remaining options were winding up or administration. We were appointed joint administrators and immediately secured a sale of the business and assets to a consortium of local businessmen who are fans of the club.

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 As well as saving the cub, the deal secured the future of the playing squad and staff at the ground.
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VALUE CLOTHING COMPANY RESCUED FOLLOWING HMRC PETITION - A Yorkshire-based value clothing company was sold by our team after the long established chain fell victim to the retail sector downturn. Moving quickly, they secured a buyer three days after appointment.  HMRC had issued a winding-up petition but liquidation would not be the best outcome, halting trade, losing goodwill and increasing preferential creditors through significant redundancies.  Administration enhanced goodwill, ensured customer continuity and retaining most staff. 

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This prompt ‘going concern’ sale allowed 49 stores in leasehold premises to go on trading, protecting over 240 jobs and minimising creditor claims.
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CARE HOME SOLD OUT OF LIQUIDATION FOLLOWING UNPAID TAX BILL - A St Helens care home which faced being wound up over an unpaid tax bill was sold out of liquidation. The deal has safeguarded 17 jobs and the home's 16 residents. The care home had been faced with a winding up petition from HMRC, which would have seen it shut down immediately.  Our team of liquidators only became involved after the petition had been filed, which gave us little time to find a sale and plan a future for the business before its bankers froze its account. 

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The business entered a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) and HMRC agreed not to proceed with the winding-up petition.
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I’m delighted to announce the sale of this fantastic business. It means that not only is Dorset Farms’ future safeguarded but it also enables Eversfield Organic Farm to offer a broader range of ethically produced and traceable products to its existing customer base.
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