TNS winding up order dismissed

Published date: 25 January 2016 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A WINDING up order issued against a Welsh Premier League football club has been dismissed, the high court has confirmed.
 
On Friday it emerged that The New Saints FC were due to appear before the High Court in London on Monday.
 
The club claimed to have no knowledge of the order, and after chief operating officer Ian WIlliams appeared before the court, the club issued a statement saying the case had been dismissed.
 
This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the high court, who could not comment on reasons why.
 
In a statement from TNS FC said: "The club confirms that there was no case and the listing was therefore dismissed by the court due to an error by the petitioners HMRC, who have also agreed to cover all the club's costs.
 
"They will be publishing a statement in the London Gazette in due course."
 
A spokesperson for HMRC re-buffed the claims of the incident being down to 'an error from HMRC' and said the clubs costs would not be reimbursed.
 
A spokesperson said: "HMRC does not comment on the tax affairs of individual businesses. Our aim is to efficiently collect the debts due and to prevent things deteriorating further. We only initiate winding-up action where we believe this is the best way to protect both the interests of other taxpayers and creditors."
 
However Mr Williams stood by the club's statement, claiming it was an error on HMRC's part.

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