R Rudge & Son to be liquidated

Commercial Motor
January 2, 2013

Lancashire-based R Rudge & Son is to be liquidated, owing creditors around £278,000.

The firm, which had an O-licence to run 11 vehicles and 19 trailers out of a site in Littleborough, owed creditors a total estimated sum of £277,848 as of 18 December, when it appointed liquidator Charles Brook of Brook Business Recovery to wind up the company.

The statement of the company’s affairs published at Companies House revealed that significant creditors included HMRC, which was owed around £151,289; the Road Haulage Association, which was owed an estimated £1,149; and fuel card provider UK Fuels, which it owed £39,080.

The company is expected to face a deficiency of £257,398 in regard to meeting the sum owed to creditors.

Its latest set of annual accounts published at Companies House reveal that the haulier made a loss of £7,375 for the year ended 30 September 2012, compared with a profit of £6,048 in 2011.

The liquidator was unavailable to comment.

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