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15 year disqualification for mobile phone co director who involved his companies in multi-million VAT fraud

16 April 2014 15:00

Somchul Haqe Rashid, a director of TM Global Ltd and TM GB Ltd, mobile phone wholesalers based in Barking, Essex has been disqualified as a director by the High Court for 15 years for involving these companies in a scheme linked to VAT fraud and making wrongful VAT reclaims against HM Revenue & Customs.

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Mother and son travel company bosses given 21-year holiday from being directors

14 April 2014 12:45

Gail Bottomley and her son Darren Bottomley, directors of coach travel firm Gain Travel Experience Ltd (“Gain”) based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, have been disqualified for a combined 21 years from acting as directors for failing to protect customer money paid up-front for holidays and travel.

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Tax lie-ability company written-off after Insolvency Service investigation

11 April 2014 13:00

Dalton & Dalton Tax Consultants Ltd, a Lancashire based company which misrepresented its ability to obtain council tax rebates for customers, has been wound up in the High Court - on 4 April - following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

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Tucan directors’ behaviour doesn’t fit the bill: PPI claims co bosses banned for failing to pay money to clients

11 April 2014 12:45

Two directors of Bristol-based Tucan Claims Limited (“Tucan”), a company that offered regulated claims management services, have been disqualified from being directors for a combined total of 12 and-a-half years, one for being in control of the Company for a period in which it mishandled clients’ money, the other for failing to inform the authorities that he had no managerial role at Tucan and for failing to ensure that the Company correctly handled clients’ money.

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Protection for consumers as bogus alarm company is switched off

07 April 2014 12:05

Inter Defence Security Limited, a Manchester-based company which used misleading and objectionable sales practices to induce customers to purchase monitored alarm systems, has been wound up in the High Court following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

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Insolvency Service puts the brakes on vehicle VAT scam directors

04 April 2014 12:08

Five men, who were directors of five Liverpool based companies, have been disqualified for a total of 33 years for their part in a VAT scam on the sale of imported vehicles and for failing to maintain accounting records or exercise proper control over the companies.

The disqualifications follow investigations by the Insolvency Service.


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West Lothian director banned for poor record keeping and tax breaches

02 April 2014 13:00

David Stephenson, 44, director of Tech Direct (Scotland) Ltd, a company specialising in the storage, delivery and installation of computer components and peripherals, was disqualified for eight years from 4 April 2014 for failing to keep adequate records, pay tax and rates debts or register for VAT.

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Director disqualified over conflict of interest and misuse of trust money

31 March 2014 15:15

Graham Mark Buller has been disqualified as a director for six years for causing his company to breach its duties as a corporate trustee, by allowing the company to misuse funds held in trust following the death of a previous director.

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Director banned after Blackpool Christmas shop hits the rocks

31 March 2014 15:00

Leo Jones, the director of an all year round Christmas shop which went into administration owing £287,761 to creditors was disqualified by Blackpool County Court on 19 March 2014 for seven years, for delivering inadequate company records to the administrator.

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Leicester director banned for eight years for poor record-keeping

26 March 2014 12:20

Leicester-based director of Asylum Design and Build Ltd, Mark Searson, was disqualified for eight years from 12 April 2014 for failing to keep proper accounting records and for trading without proper financial security following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

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