What now from HMRC after New £9m tax delinquency


Contrary to our earlier understanding, Rangers did not win a ruling from the Court of Session on who was to be appointed administrator, HMRC and Rangers came to agreement on the appointment of Duff and Phelps, who acted for Whyte during his takeover of the club.

The admission by Duff and Phelps that today’s court action by HM Revenue and Customs was in connection to circa £9m unpaid tax accrued since the takeover in May last year will come as a surprise no one in the Celtic Quick News community.  This is why Rangers are now in administration, it’s nothing to do with the big tax case, or indeed, the wee tax case.

Key question is, what will HMRC do now?  They’re not going away/. Rangers continued to sign football players despite being delinquent with taxes, and briefed journalists that they rejected a £9m offer for a player on 31 August 2011.

The fact that the business is in administration due to activity carried out under Craig Whyte’s tenure may also interest the Insolvency Service, who are already investigating Whyte’s takeover of the club following information passed by former chairman, Alastair Johnston.

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  1. socrates mulligan on

    Heard from a reliable source that MBB is a leading light in Opus Dei


    …can anyone confirm ?

  2. What a chancer Whyte is but you’ve got to love him. He’s got a plan and by god he’s sticking right to it.



    And I’m rooting for him all the way.

  3. The thing about today is it’s like watching a DVD when for weeks /months /years your mates have described to you every scene,every plot line ,every twist and turn. I feel no sense of surprise.



    P67 et al-Spoilers supreme

  4. Lennon n Mc….Mjallby says:


    14 February, 2012 at 20:18



    No ,that kittoch is a born liar.

  5. pabloh_AKA_NEIL LENNON on

    Enjoying a celebratory ‘administration day’ drink now. What a great day it’s been! Two decades of overspending to ‘win’ trophies has caught up with them. The only penalty I’d ever admit they deserved!



    Here’s to the treble




  6. Paul



    So we have Big Tax Bill, wee tax bill and now… medium tax bill?



    Do you think the RFC newco could add a star for each bill above the new crest to remember their ancestry?

  7. the long wait is over on

    You know that feeling you get when you wake in the morning and wonder why you feel so good and then remember we thumped rangers the day before?



    You know that feeling you get when you’re leaning back on a chair and youre just about to fall over but you catch the table at the last minute to save yourself?



    Well I feel like that ALL the time right now.





  8. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    Take a look at the administrated Rankers next 6 games… None of them easy…



    I smell blood!!! As well as SHWHYTE ..

  9. the best of the night



    Coneybhoy says:


    14 February, 2012 at 19:59


    trading while insolvent



    is that insolvent abuse??

  10. The Spirit of Arthur Lee on




    Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane


    I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain


    Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye


    God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

  11. ArranmoreBhoyLXV11 on

    Not the bus.2020



    ” once upon a time, there was a big tax bill, a little tax bill and a medium tax bill….They lived in a dark damp evil building…



    One day.. A prince known as HM RC was riding by….”

  12. Paul67 – taken me 2 hours to catch up with the blog (had to work today). Each time I catch up – the dreaded words new article posted and its into speed scroll mode again.



    Amusing day (for the Token Tim) in the office.



    I asked: are you still all going ahead with the 140th dinner celebrations at ipox (think they paid £1500 for the table)?



    Yes? Hope you paid for it by credit card….. mutters!



    Hear you lot are bringing out a DVD to celebrate 140 years 1872-2012 for the dinner………. raised eyebrows (you know they are dying to ask….. but are afraid of the punchline).



    Me – yeah its called: Sashes to Ashes!



    Loving this!

  13. I wonder if Campbell Ogilvie is considering taking a long sick leave, it might be best for his health, his reputation, his liberty, to get as far away from the issues as possible.

  14. HECTOR - Moonbeams WD. Kano 1000 \o/ Supporting Neil Lennon 100%. on

    Starry Plough



    I’d sign HECTOR.



    What a player!




  15. Oh and did I mention? I also got a 20% pay rise today. The week that keeps on giving. :-)


    I will of course be paying tax in that pay rise.

  16. They owe Inverness money, its not a fortune, but it is to us. Its just carnage, pure carnage.




  17. Kittoch says:


    14 February, 2012 at 20:25



    Allright ,japester,some fholk on here do not get humour:O)


    tomtheleedstim says:


    14 February, 2012 at 20:26





    Screensaver of the year. Thanks for posting.

  19. PABLO68 says:


    14 February, 2012 at 20:18






    Been saving that one up all day while I caught up with the blog. :-(

  20. Maybe posted already but hey ho




    Roses are red


    the ribbons are green


    the ballifs are coming


    they’ve been sent by YOUR queen

  21. This really is it. I cannot keep up with developments. Has anyone asked Whyte what he has done with all that cash? It must be some size of couch that.



    That club really are the pinnacle of scum. I have a mixture of deep inexplicable joy and anger. decades of sectarian employment followed by decades of cheating the tax man and the authorities. I notice the Sturgeon chose her words carefully.



    There is no choice here. Make them pay the highest price possible.

  22. Just seen some scenes from outside Greyskull today and it astonishes me to see tumbleweed drifting past.



    Where are all the revolting hoardes? Don’t they care that their evil empire is crumbling?



    If we faced the dreaded admin there’d be thousands outside.



    But then our support is based on LOVE. Their support is based on HATE.



    Good riddance.

  23. there’s com petition tonight



    fergus slayed the blues says:


    14 February, 2012 at 20:23


    The Scottish Sun has hacked CWs phone and put £10 credit on it


    hail hail




    wee weeing myself

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