The boss of a Sunderland restaurant has been disqualified from running companies for seven years after failing to pay £130,000 in tax
Church View Restaurant Ltd was incorporated in July 2014 and traded as Ministers Restaurant in Sedgefield.
Abdul Amin was the sole director of the company and was required to register Church View Restaurant for tax purposes.
However, he failed to do so and in 2016 was subject of enquiries by the authorities for unpaid taxes. The company was found to have tax liabilities totalling more than £133,000, and this resulted in HMRC petitioning for Church View Restaurant’s liquidation.
A subsequent Insolvency Service investigation resulted in disqualification proceedings against Amin for director misconduct.
Rob Clarke, chief investigator for the Insolvency Service, said: ‘Directors have statutory requirements to ensure their companies pay taxes. But our investigations uncovered that Abdul Amin’s behaviour was deliberate, putting Church View Restaurant at an unfair advantage over their competitors by not paying taxes.
‘Seven years is a substantial amount of time to be removed from the corporate arena and Abdul Amin’s ban should serve as a warning to other rogue directors that if you neglect your obligations you could lose the privilege of limited liability trading.’
By Pat Sweet