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Statement: HMRC Winding Up Petition

21 October 2016

Statement from the board of directors at Bury Football Club

HMRC has presented another Winding Up Petition against Bury Football Club.


Over recent years, HMRC have taken a robust stance in their actions towards us, and other football clubs. HMRC appear, by their actions, to be intent on winding a football club up and, sadly, as a result of this we have dealt with a number of petitions in recent times, more often than not for tax which has just fallen due for payment. Indeed, this petition has been advertised when the tax it relates to is less than a month old and had been agreed to be paid this week.


The club confirms that it will deal with this petition and our lawyers , Turner Parkinson LLP, have been instructed accordingly.


The club is confident the matter will be resolved and will operate, as normal, in working to make sure that we keep moving forward.


The Chairman is still focused on the club, and its future, and this incident re-enforces the need to press ahead with the proposed ground relocation, so that we are not solely reliant on the club as the primary revenue source.


As always, we will carry on regardless and we apologise to any of our fans that may be concerned about the club but, rest assured that, there is nothing to be worried about off the field and please keep supporting the team on the field during this campaign.



The Board

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