Hereford United survive winding up order

Hereford United survive winding up order

Hereford United survive winding up order

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HEREFORD UNITED has survived a winding up petition from revenue and customs at the High Court, London, this morning.

The club still has to come back to court at the end of the month in a dispute with ex-manager Martin Foyle.

But today, Hereford United Football Club (1939) Ltd faced its second winding up petition this year, this time from from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Registrar Sally Barber formally dismissed HMRC's petition on request from its lawyer, Matt Smith, who said it had not yet been advertised in the London Gazette.

Though no details were given, the move could mean that the tax debt that gave rise to the petition has now been paid.

Earlier this month another insolvency judge, Registrar Stephen Baister,  adjourned the winding up petition brought Mr Foyle, who left the club in March and is now manager of  conference side rivals Southport, until June 30.

At that hearing on June 2, club lawyers said that it had been purchased the previous week and the new owners were investigating options including administration and a creditors voluntary arrangement (CVA).

Registrar Baister said he would give the club until June 30  to "look into all those possibilities".

A previous winding up petition brought by HMRC was dismissed by Registrar Jones earlier this year after the club paid outstanding tax debts of around £40,000 thanks to a successful fundraiser by comedian Omid Djalili.

If the club is ultimately wound up its affairs will effectively be handed over to an Official Receiver.

The receiver's job would then be to do his best to ensure that debts are paid off by selling any assets available and then bringing business to a close.

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