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Accountant banned for not paying taxes 16 June 2014

A Manchester-based accountant has been disqualified from acting as a company director for three years for failure to pay taxes.

Andrew Campbell, of Campbell Woolley LLP, was disqualified following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

The investigation found the company had not paid VAT and tax due on wages and salaries over an extended period, running up tax debts totalling £370,000 according to Insolvency Service estimates.

There was also a further tax of £193,000 owed by a service company which had previously employed the staff of the practice.

Campbell Woolley LLP entered administration in December 2010 with debts of £750,000.

Robert Clarke, head of Insolvent Investigations North, part of the Insolvency Service, said: “Mr Campbell’s undertaking sends a clear message to company directors, the business community and the public: if you run a company ignoring the interests of creditors and tax rules you will be in our sights and we will investigate you.

“Companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) have limited liability, which is a privilege, not a right. If directors operate outside the legal rules, the privilege will be withdrawn.”



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