A father and son have been disqualified from acting as directors for six years each following an investigation by The Insolvency Service.
Anthony Kenneth Meadows, 48, and Kenneth Meadows, 66, of Quality Assurance (NDE) Limited, were banned for failure to pay taxes.
Claire Entwistle, lead investigator for Company Investigations at The Insolvency Service, said: “Failure to comply with taxation requirements will be severely dealt with by The Insolvency Service.
“The protection afforded by limited liability is based on company directors meeting their duties and obligations, including those to the Crown.
“If they fail to meet these obligations, The Insolvency Service will see that this protection is withdrawn.”
Quality Assurance (NDE) Limited went into liquidation on 15 July 2011, owing creditors £247,466.
The investigation found the company had stopped paying VAT to HM Revenue & Customs from September 2009 onwards. When the company went into liquidation, it had incurred £106,948 in unpaid VAT.
The investigation also found that the company made a payment of £24,893 to an associated company in June 2011, at a time when Kenneth and Anthony Meadows knew that Quality Assurance was insolvent, to the detriment of the company’s creditors – its principal creditor being HMRC.
Kenneth Meadows and Anthony Meadows both gave undertakings to the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) agreeing not to manage or in any way control a company or act as directors for the duration of the disqualification.