Notts County to appear in High Court after HMRC issue winding up petition

Notts County is due to appear in the High Court today (Monday 11th February) to defend a winding up petition issued by .

The petition has been brought by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for PAYE payable on Wednesday 19th December 2012.

In a statement issued by Notts County, the club said they fully expected the issue to be resolved in their favour.

The statement read: “The club can state, unequivocally, that the business is completely up to date with all VAT and PAYE monies and that this action is regarded by the Board as both disruptive and damaging.

“Unfortunately, we had no option other than to instruct legal counsel to represent us, but we fully expect this issue to be resolved in our favour once the judge has before him all the facts.

“Once this has happened, the Board, will be seeking legal advice regarding taking action against HMRC and the officer personally responsible for this and will seek to recover all costs associated with defending the action plus punitive damages for the harm suffered by the Football Club.”