Case details for Jason John BROOKE

Name: Jason John BROOKE


Date of Birth: 25 / 3 / 1973

Date Order Starts: 26 / 5 / 2022

Disqualification Length: 11 Years 0 Month(s)

CRO Number: 08858005

Last Known Address: Springfield Farm,, Clysthayes Bridge,, Hele,, , Devon,, EX5 4PS

Conduct: Jason Brooke (“Mr Brooke”) caused Devon Paper Bedding Ltd (‘DPB’) to submit false information resulting in DPB obtaining publicly funded Covid support totalling £60,000 and thereafter Mr Brooke used the moneys in a manner that benefitted him and was not for the economic benefit of DPB, being contrary to the explicit terms and purpose of the Covid support measures. In that: Government-backed Bounce Back Loan (‘BBL’) On 18 June 2020 Mr Brooke signed, on behalf of DPB, an application for a BBL totalling £50,000; Mr Brooke self-certified that the business met the eligibility criteria, which included that it was trading on 01 March 2020 and had been affected by Covid-19; Mr Brooke stated that DPB’s annual turnover was £200,000 and confirmed that this was equal to or less than 25% of the annual turnover for 2019; He also undertook that the loan would only be used for the economic benefit of the business; DPB’s accounts for the years ended 31 May 2017 to 31 May 2019 record no income, the accounts to 31 May 2020 disclose turnover of £354; Bank statements show no trading income from February 2020 to June 2021 The full amount of the BBL was transferred to a third-party account on the same day that it was received (22 June 2020); Mr Brooke has stated that the money was paid to an associated company for rent accrued, although none was recorded in the accounts; There is no evidence that DPB materially traded, it did not meet the criteria that it was trading on 01 March 2020, it had not been adversely affected by Covid-19 and its turnover was not at the level stated on the loan application. Local Council Covid Support Grant DPB’s accounts disclose minimal turnover in the year to 31 May 2020 and its bank statements record no trading income from February 2020 to June 2021; An application was completed by Mr Brooke on behalf of DPB for a Council grant in which it was certified that it met the eligibility criteria and was trading on 11 March 2020; The grant of £10,000, was paid into DPB’s bank account on 08 April 2020 This money was transferred to a third-party account on 05 June 2020 and was not used for DPB’s benefit as intended by the grant scheme. 

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