Case details for David PARTINGTON



Date of Birth: 8 / 10 / 1962

Date Order Starts: 28 / 3 / 2022

Disqualification Length: 6 Years 0 Month(s)

CRO Number: 08080541

Last Known Address: 19 Dundry Lane,, , , , Dundry,, BS41 8JH

Conduct: Between approximately 28 June 2016 and 17 January 2019 David Partington (“Mr Partington”) breached his fiduciary duty as a director of HLN (Lincoln) Ltd (“HLN”) by arranging its affairs in such a way that caused HLN to trade to the detriment of HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) and a utility supplier (“the Utility Company”), in that; HMRC • HLN belonged to a group of companies operating care homes in England and Wales (“the Group”) and was responsible for the management of one Group care home. • He was appointed as a director of HLN on 28 June 2016 and management of the care home was subsequently transferred to another Group company, of which he was appointed a director (“Group Company B”). • HLN continued to supply Group Company B with care home staff at a fixed cost of 50% of care fees received by Group Company B, and remained liable for payment of statutory liabilities incurred to HMRC. • On 08 August 2016 he transferred HLN’s payroll processing to a new third party (“the Payroll Administrator”), following which Group Company B paid net wages to HLN’s employees, either directly or via the Payroll Administrator. • Group Company B failed to transfer any funds to HLN in respect of either wages due to staff or deductions made for PAYE tax (“PAYE”), National Insurance Contributions (“NICs”) or Student Loan Deductions (“SLDs”). HLN had no other source of income with which to meet the liabilities due to HMRC. • Between 28 June 2016 and liquidation on 17 January 2019 HLN became liable for PAYE, NIC and SLDs totalling at least £118,536 (including interest of £150), with payments of £7,000 being made to HMRC during the same period. Utility Company • On 24 October 2016 he appointed an energy broker to act on behalf of HLN. On 26 October 2016 the broker completed a ‘change of customer’, causing the Utility Company to change the gas supply for one of the Group’s care homes into HLN’s name, and causing HLN to become liable for any charges. • On 04 November 2016 he appointed a different energy broker to act on behalf of HLN. That broker entered HLN into a contract with the same utility company (“the Utility Company”) for gas supplied to three of the Group’s care homes. • Due to the vulnerable nature of the residents of the Group care homes, the Utility Company was unable to cut the supply to the homes, resulting in liabilities totalling approximately £200,611 accruing in HLN’s name between 26 October 2016 and liquidation on 17 January 2019, against which no payments were made. • HMRC filed a petition to have HLN wound up on 05 November 2018 and HLN entered Creditor’s Voluntary Liquidation on 17 January 2019 with liabilities of £367,536. 

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