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Board Member

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is inviting applications for new Board members We are now inviting applications and expressions of interest for new members to join the SAIC Board for a minimum of two current and potential future vacancies. We are seeking Board members with an industrial, innovation or academic background. The role of […]

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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY AND LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE PARK BOARDS Scottish Ministers will be making a number of appointments to the Boards of the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority from 1 October 2018. So what does a […]

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Members

Do you want to make a difference to social services in Scotland? Why? The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. We protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. Where people […]

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External Governors

Outstanding individuals are being sought to serve on Edinburgh Napier University’s governing body, the University Court. Lay Court membership represents a unique opportunity to help shape the work of one of Scotland’s most ambitious and progressive universities. You will have a strong commitment to higher education and will bring significant experience of operating at a […]

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North East Scotland College’s vision is to be a College that transforms lives and supports regional development. This will continue to be achieved through the provision of inspirational and innovative teaching, high quality services and facilities, and flexible and accessible courses responsive to the needs of both employers and the communities the College serves. The […]

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Press release: Plymouth property developer disqualified for 8 years

David John Trathen [64] was the director of Rocco Primrose Limited (RPL) which developed housing on an old school site formerly owned by Plymouth City Council.

Formerly known as Trathen Lewis Limited, RPL was first incorporated in August 2013 and traded for around three and a half years before entering into creditors’ voluntary liquidation in April 2017 with an estimated deficiency of £416,353.

Independent insolvency practitioners were appointed to wind up the company but their job was made difficult by the fact that David Trathen failed to deliver adequate accounting records showing the true nature of the company’s business.

Further investigations by the Insolvency Service found that from at least June 2016 to the end of the business in February 2017, David Trathen failed to ensure that RPL maintained adequate accounting records.

This meant it was impossible to account for various payments out of the business, explain the source of credits to RPL’s bank account, what RPL owed to HMRC in taxes, as well as determining the amount of remuneration, if any, received by David Trathen.

In one example, investigators were unable to account for at least £141,000 of RPL’s income, generated from the sale of 20 building plots of land now known as Lilford Gardens – the former site of West Park Primary School in Wanstead Grove.

In another example, investigators could not explain why there had been more than £407,000 worth of expenditure from RPL’s bank account and whether this related to genuine company expenses.

And because of the lack adequate accounting records, investigators could not determine whether David Trathen’s statement of affairs in the liquidation was accurate and the real reason why RPL failed as a business.

As a result, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from David Trathen, and from 1 May 2018, he is banned from running companies, both directly and indirectly, for 8 years.

Dave Elliott, Head of Insolvent Investigations (Midlands & West) for the Insolvency Service said:

Directors have a duty to ensure that companies maintain proper accounting records, and, following insolvency, deliver them to the office-holder.

Without such records, it is not possible to determine whether or not a director has discharged his duties properly, or is using a lack of documentation as a cloak for other wrongdoing.

Notes to editors

Rocco Primrose Ltd (formerly Trathen Lewis Ltd) (CRO No. 8651577) was incorporated on 15 August 2013 and its registered office was at 6 Houndiscombe Road, Plymouth and it traded from 2 Mariners Court, North Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0BS as property developers.

Mr Trathen was a director from 15 August 2013 onwards. The company went into creditors’ voluntary liquidation on 11 April 2017 with an estimated deficiency of £416,353.

A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot:

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

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 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

Media enquiries for this press release – 020 7637 6498 or 020 7596 6187

Press Office

The Insolvency Service

4 Abbey Orchard Street
London
SW1P 2HT

Email press.office@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk

Media Manager 020 7596 6187

This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry line on 0300 678 0015.

For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000.

You can also follow the Insolvency Service on:

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Press release: Directorship ban for charity CEO

Jo Harvey-Barringer, currently residing in Sussex, was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence Service (UK) Limited (Broken Rainbow).

Broken Rainbow was incorporated in January 2004 to provide a telephone helpline service to members of the LGBT community who had experienced domestic violence, initially in London but also from premises in Manchester (from 2015).

The charity had various funding streams but relied heavily on funding provided by the Home Office. Home Office funding was not guaranteed and was often delayed causing cash flow issues.

At the start of 2016, following further delays in Home Office funding and a review of the charity’s financial stability it became apparent that payments had not been maintained to HMRC in respect of the charity’s PAYE debt.

In addition, charity Trustees had serious concerns over how it could continue to deliver its services and sought advice from an Insolvency Practitioner.

Following this, the charity was placed into creditors voluntary liquidation on 5 July 2016.

Between December 2014 and May 2016, payments amounting to £143,671 were made to Jo Harvey- Barringer, at a time when only £3,490 was paid in respect of the PAYE liability incurred during that period. This included a single payment of £12,500 made to her on 08 April 2016.

Anthea Simpson, a Chief Investigator with the Investigation and Enforcement Services, of the Insolvency Service said,

This ban should serve as a warning to other directors, particularly to those operating in the charity sector, that Company directors have a duty to ensure businesses meet their legal obligations, including paying taxes.

Deliberate neglect of tax affairs whilst paying others is not a victimless action as it deprives the taxpayer of the funds needed to operate public services and if they put their own needs before them they could be investigated by the Insolvency Service and lose the privilege of limited liability trading.

On 6 June 2018, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Jo Harvey-Barringer, after she admitted failing to make payments to HMRC, while continuing to make payments to herself and other creditors.

Her ban is effective from 27 June 2018 and lasts for 3.5 years and means that for the duration of the ban, she cannot directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership.

Notes to editors

Jo Harvey-Barringer, currently resides in Hove, Sussex and her date of birth is July 1968.

Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence Service (UK) (company registration number: 05009850) was placed into creditors voluntary liquidation on 5 July 2016.

A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot:

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

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 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

Media enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 or 020 7596 6187

Press Office

The Insolvency Service

4 Abbey Orchard Street
London
SW1P 2HT

Email press.office@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk

Media Manager 020 7596 6187

This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry line on 0300 678 0015.

For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000.

You can also follow the Insolvency Service on:

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Deloitte investigated over SIG audit

The FRC is to investigate Deloitte’s audit of buildings and materials firm SIG, conducted in 2015 and 2016.

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SEC accused of ‘discouraging’ executive whistleblowers

Proposals to reform whistleblowing policy in the US has met with criticism that it will focus rewards on low-ranking employees in smaller businesses, rather than big banks and large corporates.

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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director- Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Main area: Non-Executive Director Grade: Executive Hours: 4-6 days per month Job ref: 311-NED-18A Town: Ashton Under Lyne Salary: £15,150 pa subject to annual review Closing:18/07/2018 23:59 Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services. Our vision is to […]

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