Notts County And The Phantom Winding Up Petition


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Ron Ipstone says:

    The service of a statutory demand is not the only way a petitioning creditor can prove that the debtor company is insolvent. The undoubted existence of a debt and its non payment is usually sufficient.

    It is possible that Notts County owed the PAYE as at 19 December and was late in paying it. HMRC then issue its petition, which should be served on Notts County, but before it is served Notts County pay its debt. HMRC decide not to serve or advertise the petition, but to ask for it to be dismissed on the date given for the hearing when the petition was issued.

    This theory seems to fit all the known facts.

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