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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Barrow father and daughter pair banned from running a company

A FATHER and daughter partnership have been banned from running a company for a total of six years, after leaving a six-figure tax bill.

Paul Leslie Rowe and Linzi Marie Rowe were directors of Barrow-based Bluepole Design Ltd.

The pair have been disqualified from running a business for three-and-a-half years and two-and-a-half years respectively for their part in running up a £174,935 bill with HMRC.

Information issued by the Insolvency Service states from May 2007 to October 2010 the firm ran up debts of £174,935 to HMRC.

The company paid just £6,541.36 towards its pay as you earn bill of £116,278 up until October 31 2010.

The firm’s VAT bill to 2009 showed debts of £59,261. From January to October 2010 the company owed £31,614.

Bluepole made payments of £27,377 against its VAT bill from February to May 2010 but by the time the company was liquidated it still owed £63,498 including interest and surcharges.

From July 2009 to October 2010 the firm made payments of £484,475 from its bank account but £33,408 against total outstanding liabilities of at least £174,935.

Mr Rowe, 58, speaking to the Evening Mail, said: “This refers to Bluepole Design Ltd – Bluepole Ltd is still running.

“The reason for the ban was we should have wound it up earlier. We are fully permitted to continue trading.

“Putting staff and suppliers before HMRC was the reason behind the ban.

“It has been going on for a long time – it was not out of the blue. I am relieved it’s over. We’ve got to keep what we’re doing and do it well.”

Mr Rowe said Bluepole Ltd will continue to trade and no jobs were lost.

He confirmed neither himself nor Ms Rowe were involved in the running of the company but said they were both employed by the firm.

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Mr Rowe, 58, speaking to thearrowEvening Mail, said: "We’ve got to keep what we’re doing and do it well.”
He confirmed neither himself nor Ms Rowe were involved in the running of the company but said they were both employed by the firm" What exactly is Mr Rowe and his daughter going to continue to do now that the firm is directed by miss Rowe's partner? I guess we must all just watch this space and see if the "new" company which the Father and Daughter have resigned from manage to act within the law and pay their NI an VAT liability, although the County Court Judgment and the fact that their financials are late suggest otherwise.

Posted by Anon on 21 March 2013 at 22:23

How did this company continuously receive support from Furness Enterprise when they were committing fraud against the government?

Competitors must be annoyed when they have had to tender for work against Bluepole and still had to pay their own VAT, tax and NI bills.

Posted by Anon on 20 March 2013 at 11:15

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