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Press release: Jailed restaurant owner served with directorship ban

first_imgYou can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency authorises and regulates the insolvency profession, deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press Office This disqualification will send a clear message to other company directors that tax abuse of any kind, particularly when it comes to suppression of takings, will not be tolerated. This wasn’t a case of Jilan Moore simply forgetting to pay the correct tax, rather she deliberately and wilfully suppressed sales and under-declared her tax contributors to avoid paying what she rightfully owed. Notes to editorsJilan Moore is of Spilsby and her date of birth is March 1950Beijing Dragon Catering Limited (Company Reg no. 06199908).A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: Press Office act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property Media Manager 0303 003 1743 Email [email protected] Twitter Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Jilan Moore (68) was the director of Beijing Dragon Catering Limited, the company that acted as the trading vehicle for three licensed restaurants across Lincolnshire known as ‘The Beijing Dragon’.Beijing Dragon Catering was incorporated in September 2007 and at the company’s height, Jilan Moore ran three restaurants in Spilsby, Grimsby and Skegness with her husband.From 2013, Jilan Moore ran the restaurants as the sole director before closing down one of the eateries in Skegness and by September 2016, the trading company went into liquidation.The insolvency of Beijing Dragon Catering triggered an investigation by the Insolvency Service, when investigators discovered that the tax authorities had previously dealt with the company after they picked-up that Beijing Dragon Catering’s records did not match the returns they had officially submitted.The tax authorities discovered that Beijing Dragon Catering deliberately suppressed sales and under-declared tax owed for just over a year between February 2014 and April 2015.The authorities sought to reclaim just over £100,000 in unpaid taxes but Beijing Dragon Catering could not afford to pay its debts, which forced the trading company to go into liquidation.On 15 January 2019, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Jilan Moore, after she admitted causing Beijing Dragon to submit five false tax returns which deliberately under-declared tax owed on sales.Effective from 5 February 2019, Jilan Moore is banned for nine years from directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.Two years prior to her directorship disqualification, Jilan Moore was sentenced in March 2017 to two years imprisonment having been found guilty of tax fraud. She has since been released from jail.Dave Elliott, Chief Examiner for the Insolvency Service, said: LinkedIn This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. YouTubelast_img read more

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Holders U.S. suffer penalty heartache against Sweden

first_imgBy Andrew DownieRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Sweden knocked the United States out of the women’s Olympic soccer tournament yesterday, recording one of the sport’s biggest shocks by beating the holders 4-3 on penalties in the quarter-final after the two sides drew 1-1 after extra time.Lisa Dahlkvist converted Sweden’s final penalty after Alex Morgan and Christen Press missed for the holders in the shootout. Linda Sembrant also missed for Sweden.The United States, who dominated large parts of the match, have won four of the last five Olympic gold and had never not reached the Games final.Sweden scored against the run of play after 61 minutes when Stina Blackstenius ran on to a defence-splitting pass and calmly slotted the ball past U.S. keeper Hope Solo.The U.S., however, kept plugging away and scored a deserved equaliser after 77 minutes as the ball ricocheted off the face of Jessica Samuelsson and fell perfectly for Morgan to fire home from eight metres.Sweden will play in the semi-finals against either hosts Brazil or Australia, who face each other on Friday.China play Germany and Canada face France in the other two last-eight ties.last_img read more

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WWC: England into quarter finals after beating Cameroon

first_imgEngland progressed to the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over an enraged Cameroon side who protested after two VAR decisions went against them.Goals from Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood sent England through to face Norway on Thursday, but the fractious game will be remembered for Cameroon’s extraordinary reactions to White’s goal and a disallowed effort from Ajara Nchout.The distraught Cameroon players twice appeared unwilling to restart the match, gathering in a huddle after White’s strike was given and remonstrating with the officials further after half-time.Captain Houghton struck England’s opener after an early backpass gave England an indirect free-kick, before the drama escalated.Striker White placed in England’s second, which was initially ruled out before the video assistant referee deemed White to have been onside, but Cameroon reacted furiously and gestured to suggest the big screen’s replays had indicated differently.The African side thought they had pulled a goal back after the break through Nchout, but their despair increased when it was disallowed after a VAR review for an extremely tight offside call.England left-back Greenwood then swept in the Lionesses’ third to secure a win that saw them reach at least the last eight of the competition for a fifth time, and for the fourth consecutive World Cup.A fractious evening in ValenciennesCameroon, who are 43 places below Phil Neville’s side in the world rankings and playing in only their second Women’s World Cup, began the tie as major underdogs.They had reached the last 16 thanks to a 95th-minute winner over New Zealand on 20 June, which saw them progress as one of the four best third-placed sides, but Sunday’s drama against England was of a different kind.There was an edge to the match early on, with Yvonne Leuko booked for an apparent elbow on England winger Nikita Parris, before Augustine Ejangue appeared to spit on Toni Duggan after the backpass that led to the opener.Cameroon then reacted with despair after White’s goal was given by VAR, temporarily refusing to restart play, and some of their players were reportedly in tears in the tunnel at half-time.Boos and hissing from the stands then followed the decision to disallow Nchout’s strike, coupled with widespread protestations from their substitutes.And the first ever competitive meeting between these two sides concluded with a poor challenge by Alexandra Takounda on Houghton, for which the Cameroon player was booked as her team-mates again remonstrated with the referee. Source: BBClast_img read more