Date of Birth: 19 / 9 / 1968

Date Order Starts: 28 / 9 / 2018

Disqualification Length: 4 Years 0 Month(s)

CRO Number: 07566731

Last Known Address: 14 Drummond Grove, , , , BIRMINGHAM, B43 7BU

Conduct: Christopher Blackman (“Mr Blackman”) caused Hardway Electrical Services Limited (“Hardway”) to trade to the detriment of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in respect of Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE/NIC at the latest from 7 Nov 2013 until the company ceased trading in November 2016 resulting in Corporation Tax, VAT and PAYE/NIC liabilities. He drew monies out of the company for his own benefit and as a result the company had insufficient assets to discharge its tax liabilities:

  • A VAT liability was incurred for the periods 09/13 to 06/16 totalling £32,548, including surcharges of £2,845.
  • A Corporation Tax liability was incurred for the years ending 31 March 2013 to 31 March 2016 totalling £26,790, including interest £1,137.
  • A PAYE liability was incurred for the years ending 5 April 2014 to 5 April 2016. The total due is £1,905, including interest of £44, and after payments of £399 had been made against the outstanding balance.
  • At liquidation, Hardway had three creditors. HMRC is the largest creditor, who has submitted a claim for £74,265. The remaining two creditors are owed a total of £1,585.
  • In the four years to 31 March 2016, Mr Blackman took dividends totalling £104,717, salary of £44,000, and he increased the balance of the director’s loan account by £45,119.
  • At the last set of accounts prepared, to 31 March 2016, there was an outstanding balance on the director’s loan account totalling £49,556.
  • The company bank statements show that from November 2013 to 24 November 2016, payments and withdrawals were made from the account totalling £280,788. Of this amount, £197,186 was paid to the director, and £33,904 was paid to HMRC. 

    This information is correct as at 13 / 9 / 2018

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