Hi, once you know it has gone into Liquidation (via London Gazette) the first port of call is to contact The Insolvency Service/Official Receiver, as they are initially appointed by the court.
The OR then may or may not put it on an IP rota afterwards (or do it in house), and they should be able to deal with you initially. I expect you have an employment claim?
Thanks for comments. Yes I will ask, then when refused, I'll have to decline under the terms my data protection policy.
Thanks for the opinions, I just wanted to see how others would approach this.
Not my obligation, but solicitor's obligation
It's OK, I've spoken to a couple of UK VAT specialists who've confirmed that no registration is required over there unless there is a permanent establishment
If your client is buying the business, and not the company, then he will not take on liabilities such as not filing P11D, PAYE not paid over etc. But he will take on risks for unfair dismissal, underpaid holiday, minimum wage etc etc that might have arisen from previous co not operating correctly. I suggest trying to get full disclosure, and a cast-iron indemnities
I suggest the best way is to call the Inspector and state that the client wants to make a FOI Request. Ask him his advice whether to do this through the formal channels, or whether he will simply provide it to you to save time.
When a company goes insolvent, the Director can make a FOI request on the information provided to the Insolvency Service, on which they based their enquiry. I don't see why this is any different.
Good advice, thank you! Case closed
Thanks. Yes I totally agree. I subscribe to a (well known) tax helpline, who said that it would definitely be a BIK on the director/directors visiting because the room is 'available for private use'. However it is purely for business, and not available for private use whenever they want it, and he was illustrating his point using completely irrelevant examples
He should only have a minimal tax charge, if anything, via SA after apportioning rent etc etc. I'm thinking whether there would be a BIK/Class 1A on the overseas Director as 'available' for private use. Potentially structure it so it's not available for private use as and when