A DEWSBURY firm is one of three Yorkshire companies to be wound-up in the High Court after promising non-existent jobs.
The move follows a Department of Trade and Industry investigation.
Dewsbury-based Yorkshire Boost plus two other companies Harborough and Downtown Management - both based in Bradford - lured aspiring publicans to part with up to £4,000 by offering training and guaranteed jobs in licensed pubs of their choice, said a Government statement. In reality, despite fees being paid in advance, the training was poor and jobs never materialised.
Consumer and Competition Minister Gerry Sutcliffe said there was no place for those who exploited people looking for work by taking their money and offering nothing in return.
He said: "This shows unscrupulous operators that we will take legal action to close them down."
The Official Receiver was made liquidator of the companies.
Yorkshire Boost was registered to an address in Ashworth Close.