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Southend United Football Club

  • Nickname:Shrimpers
  • Founded:1906
  • Manager:Phil Brown
  • Ground:Roots Hall
  • Capacity:12392
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Blues defend tax position

11 Feb 2010 - 14:12:06

Southend United gained a 28-day adjournment to a winding-up order served by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs on Wednesday.

The Shrimpers are being challenged for a sum of around £200,000, although the Roots Hall club dispute the outstanding sum, having already paid off more than £2million late last year.

A club statement read: "Supporters are aware that, following the payment of £2.15million to HMRC in November last year and on analysis of the sums, the club disputed the amount paid by circa £200,000.

"This became the subject of further, we believe wholly unnecessary, action by HMRC with them serving a Petition around Christmas and the club submitting an Appeal to the Tribunals Service with a cross claim.

"This issue will hopefully be settled in the club's favour - in the short term - and in the meantime the club continues to make payments on the dates as they fall due."


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