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Montpelier Professional faces second winding-up order in four years

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THE HOLDING COMPANY of the Montpelier group of accountancy firms is facing its second winding-up petition from HM Revenue & Customs since 2012.

The petition will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice on 18 April 2016.

Montpelier Professional missed the 30 September 2014 deadline to file its accounts to 31 December 2013 and has made no filing since 31 December 2012. The 2012 winding-up petition against it was later dismissed.

In January, HMRC was forced to withdraw 2,000 Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) demanding payment of disputed tax from participants in a Montpelier partnership after admitting the demands should never have been issued.

Montpelier operates offices in Carlisle, Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Leeds, Newton Stewart, Preston, Stranraer and Fylde. Its principle trading address is shown on the petition as Montpelier House in Manchester.

Accountancy Age has contacted Montpelier’s CEO Watkin Gittins for comment.

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