Roughyeds’ 21-day race to pay £10,000

Date published: 01 October 2013

OLDHAM RL club has been given a 21-day breathing space by the High Court to pay a £10,000 tax bill.

If it doesn’t, bosses were warned, the club could be wound up. The hearing marked the latest High Court hearing for the club, which has faced three previous winding-up petitions in 2010, avoided by paying the tax owed.

Yesterday in court Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs said part payment of an undisclosed debt had been paid, with £10,000 still outstanding.

Lawyers for HM Revenue and Customs agreed a 21-day adjournment for the balance to be paid.