Clive Terence Urwin, the director of Tyburn Realisations Limited, has been disqualified for ten years.

The disqualification from 19 December 2016 bans him from acting as a company director or from managing, or in any way controlling, a limited company until 2026.

Mr Urwin was a director of Tyburn Realisations Limited (Tyburn), which was formerly known as Tyburn Marketing Solutions Limited and traded under the name of Parade Marketing Services.

Tyburn, a supplier of call centre and printing services, went into Administration on 18 July 2014 owing ?978,494 to creditors including ?889,335 in respect of liabilities due to HMRC.

Between March 2011 and April 2013, Mr Urwin caused Tyburn to attempt to evade its responsibilities to HMRC with regards to VAT and PAYE/ NIC. An investigation into Tyburn?s VAT affairs resulted in VAT liabilities totalling ?222,086 and PAYE/NIC liabilities totalling ?289,958.

An investigation by The Insolvency Service?s found that the third party agreements offered up by Mr Urwin to HMRC failed to stand up to examination and that Tyburn?s own company records showed that Tyburn continued to directly employ its own staff.

Mr Urwin also caused Tyburn to trade to the detriment of HMRC from 07 August 2012, in respect of VAT, and from 22 May 2013, in respect of PAYE/ NIC, until the date of Administration resulting in further VAT liabilities totalling ?174,305, and PAYE/NIC liabilities totalling ?103,222.

Sue MacLeod, Chief Investigator of Insolvent Investigations Midlands & West at the Insolvency Service, said:

Company directors have a duty to ensure businesses meet their legal obligations, including paying taxes and must not benefit themselves at the expense of creditors. Neglect of tax affairs is not a victimless action as it deprives the taxpayer of the funds needed to operate public services.