A woman who ran a failed Kirkheaton care home business has been banned from being a company director for four years.
Christine Anne Matthews, 53, was in charge of the Flowers Hall in Lascelles Hall Road which went bust owing £120,000 in unpaid employee tax and National Insurance.
Mrs Matthews was a director of the Flowers Hall Limited which went into liquidation in February 2012.
The Government’s Insolvency Service, which disqualified Mrs Matthews from March 12, said that she had caused the home to “trade to the detriment of HM Revenue & Customs.”
In a statement on its website the Insolvency Service said that between April 19, 2009 and liquidation on February 27, 2012 the Flowers Hall Limited owed £149,095 in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and National Insurance (NI) contributions.
During that time the company only paid £28,306 leaving a debt of £120,789.
Mrs Matthews claimed she had “terminated” her directorship of the company between May 16, 2010 and January 28, 2011.
The Insolvency Service said that during this time the company had run up PAYE and NI liabilities of £116,385 but paid just £27,131 and received an online filing discount of £175, leaving an amount outstanding to HMRC at February 27, 2012 of £89,079.
After Flowers Hall Limited went bust in February 2012 the care home was taken over by Camcare Daycare Ltd, a company controlled by Mrs Matthews’ son Damian.
Mrs Matthews remained as manager and her husband Ron also worked there.
The home was shut down on July 8 last year and Camcare Daycare went into voluntary liquidation.
While it was trading Camcare Daycare Ltd had its registered office at the home of Ron and Christine Matthews in Sylvan Ridge, Brackenhall,
The Insolvency Service said that when the Flowers Hall Limited went into liquidation the business owed £185,053, of which £120,789 was for PAYE and NI.
Mrs Matthews was owed £39,792.
A spokesman for the Insolvency Service said Mrs Matthews had signed a legal undertaking not to be a company director for four years.
The Examiner called at Mrs Matthews’ home and left a message with her husband.
Damian Matthews did not respond to an email.
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