Press release: Takeaway boss gets second disqualification after breaching first ban

first_img LinkedIn Email [email protected] Matthew Lasebikan thought he had got round his disqualification by having one of his employee’s names on the records, while he still ran the show behind the scenes. Media Manager 0303 003 1743 This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency authorises and regulates the insolvency profession, deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7674 6910 YouTube Twitter Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Notes to editorsMatthew Lasebikan is of Port Talbot and his date of birth is January 1976.Tomasz Posieczek is of Cardiff and his date of birth is May 1982Company Noodles Catering Ltd (Company Reg no. 08939037).A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: Since 2008, Matthew Akinola Babatunji Lasebikan (43), from Port Talbot, ran an Asian-style takeaway under the guise of several different companies. More commonly known as Noodlebox, the takeaway was located on Salisbury Road in Cardiff.However, on 19 February 2016 Matthew Lasebikan provided a disqualification undertaking to the Secretary of State, which saw him being banned from running companies for three-and-a-half years.Matthew Lasebikan was disqualified after he caused the company that controlled the Cardiff takeaway, Tokyo Noodles Limited, to run up significant tax debts between 2014 and 2016 and during part of this period he acted as the director despite not formally being appointed.The ban should have restricted Matthew Lasebikan from being appointed a director or managing a company. However, at the same time he gave the disqualification undertaking, Matthew Lasebikan was the appointed director of Noodles Catering Ltd – the latest company set up to run the takeaway.Matthew Lasebikan resigned a month later on 10 March, with Tomasz Posieczek appointed in his place. Tomasz Posieczek had been employed as a chef in another business owned by Matthew Lasebikan but he was merely a patsy as Matthew Lasebikan continued to run Noodles Catering Ltd, even though he had been banned from doing so.Noodles Catering eventually went into liquidation on 21 December 2016 with liabilities of just over £86,000 and the liquidator’s report to the Secretary of State brought a spotlight onto Matthew Lasebikan’s activities.On 19 December 2018, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Matthew Lasebikan after he admitted acting as a director whilst subject to a disqualification undertaking and without getting leave of the Court to do so.Effective from 9 January 2019, Matthew Lasebikan is banned for 11 years from directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.And Tomasz Posieczek previously had his disqualification undertaking accepted in November 2017 after he admitted that he allowed Matthew Lasebikan to act as a director of Noodles Catering. His ban was effective from 19 December 2017 and lasts for two-and-a-half years.David Elliott, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service said: Press Office Both Matthew Lasebikan and Tomasz Posieczek were at fault and their bans should serve as an important warning that people who accept disqualifications or appointments as directors should be fully aware of their duties. act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property You can also follow the Insolvency Service on:last_img read more

Rangers Slide By Lightning, 5-2

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Rangers have been talking about which style is the right one for them. They found it the night of Dec. 30.Dominic Moore put New York ahead early in the third, Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist and the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 to end an eight-game road losing streak.“We had a lot of good talks the last 24 hours about coming back to the team we really are,” goalie Henrik Lundqvist said. “Play to our strengths and it starts really with hard work. We played really well tonight. We showed ourselves what we need to do to have success.”Lundqvist made 20 saves and moved past Rogie Vachon for 17th place on the NHL’s career wins list with 356.New York was 0-6-2 during the skid. Boyle scored in the first period and Mats Zuccarello in the second. Viktor Stalberg and Rick Nash added empty-netters.New York also won for just the fifth time (5-10-2) in its last 17 games overall.Jonathan Marchessault and Anton Stralman scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop lost for the first time to the Rangers after winning his first nine games against them. Tampa Bay is 2-2-1 during a six-game homestand.“If you really look at this game, we really didn’t give them anything,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “And when we did, it was our blunders. You look at that winning goal, we turned the puck over three times in a harmless situation.”The defending Eastern Conference champion Lightning are 9-8-2 at home this season after going 32-8-1 in 2014-15.Moore gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead on a backhander 3:16 into the third after a defensive zone turnover by Tampa Bay. Two of his four goals this season have come against the Lightning.“I just tried to stay poised,” Moore said.New York defenseman Marc Staal saved a goal in the opening minute of the third when he swiped Valtteri Filppula’s shot off the goal line.“I just saw Hank get a piece of it, so I knew it would start going to the net,” Staal said. “I just got it in time.”The Rangers went ahead 2-1 on Zuccarello’s shot from the top of the left circle 56 seconds into the second.New York’s Tanner Glass received an interference penalty late in the second for a hit that sent Brian Boyle over the boards and onto the Rangers bench.Tampa Bay took advantage of Glass’ infraction when Stralman’s in-close shot trickled under Lundqvist’s pads with 8.2 seconds to go in the second.Boyle opened the scoring 1:53 into the game from the right circle off a nice pass by Keith Yandle. All five of the defenseman’s goals this season have come in the last 10 games.After failing to get a shot during their first two power plays, the Lightning converted a third chance and tied it at 1 when Marchessault redirected Stralman’s shot with 3:25 remaining in the first.(MARK DIDTLER)last_img read more

Senate Passes Bill to Indemnify Spectrum Management Authority

first_img The Bill seeks to, among other things, validate and indemnify the actions of the Spectrum Management Authority in increasing regulatory fees without legislative authority for the period April 1 2004 to March 22, 2017. The Telecommunications (Spectrum Regulatory Fees) (Validation and Indemnity) Act, 2018 was passed during the sitting of the Senate on Friday (September 21). Story Highlightscenter_img The Telecommunications (Spectrum Regulatory Fees) (Validation and Indemnity) Act, 2018 was passed during the sitting of the Senate on Friday (September 21).The Bill seeks to, among other things, validate and indemnify the actions of the Spectrum Management Authority in increasing regulatory fees without legislative authority for the period April 1 2004 to March 22, 2017.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who piloted the Bill, explained that the formula designed to calculate the regulatory fees did not include a mechanism for annual increase.“So, to address this issue, and after consultation with the telecommunications operators who were affected, the Authority increased the annual operating budget consistent with the level of inflation as determined by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) for the previous year. They continued this action from 2004 to 2017 when new regulations were promulgated to give legislative authority to this mechanism,” she said.The Minister noted that when the new regulations were passed last year, they corrected the decision in respect of the provision for annual increase.Senator Johnson Smith said the telecommunications operators, who were affected by the increased fees, concurred with the move “but the fact is that between 2004 and 2017, the increase was done without legislative authority”.She explained that clause three of the Bill provides for the validation of the actions taken by the Authority specifically declaring that the calculation and collection of spectrum regulatory fees from April 1, 2004 to the March 22, 2017 were properly and lawfully made and done.The clause also frees, acquits, discharges and indemnifies anyone who is liable to be proceeded against from liability.Senator Johnson Smith said the Bill also provides that unpaid regulatory fees validated by the Bill remain due and payable “although, to the best of the Authority’s assessment, there are no such funds outstanding”.The Spectrum Management Authority is the regulator with responsibility for managing radio frequency spectrum.In keeping with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act, and specifically Section 26, spectrum users are required to pay regulatory fees to cover their reasonable operating costs incurred by the Authority in the exercise of its functions.last_img read more

Trudeau meeting Sunday with BC Alberta premiers over Trans Mountain impasse

first_imgOTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit down Sunday with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in an effort to hash out a solution to the ongoing dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline project.Trudeau, who is on his way to Peru for the Summit of the Americas, will return to Ottawa for the meeting before resuming his travels to Paris and London, spokesperson Chantal Gagnon said Thursday, just moments before the prime minister’s flight took off.Tensions over the pipeline impasse reached a new peak this week when Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the expansion project, pending reassurance from the federal government that the project would be going ahead.Trudeau had an emergency cabinet meeting on Tuesday where ministers discussed _ but did not settle on _ options for action, including whether to help finance the project or pull funding from B.C. to help convince Horgan to stop blocking the project.Finance Minister Bill Morneau met Wednesday with Notley, after which he said the federal government would meet the company’s May 31 deadline for action.Ottawa has jurisdiction for the pipeline and approved the expansion plans in 2016, but Horgan has thrown up a number of roadblocks, including a lawsuit over the approval process and a threat to prevent oil from flowing through it, all of which have helped to spook Kinder Morgan’s investors.Alberta Premier Rachel NotleyThe impasse has become one of the most difficult political predicaments to date for the Trudeau government, which is being squeezed between those who accuse it of not doing enough to get the expansion built, and critics who don’t want to see it built at all.Trudeau posted a new video Thursday in which he insists he would never approve pipelines like the Trans Mountain expansion if he did not believe they could proceed safely.In the video, Trudeau is seen strolling along a B.C. beach with Ocean Networks Canada CEO Kate Moran and Rob Stewart, president of B.C. Coast Pilots, discussing the government’s $1.5-billion oceans protection plan, which he says gives the government the confidence that Canada’s oceans and coastlines will be protected even with a new, expanded pipeline.Trudeau has long insisted that the environment can’t be properly protected if Canada can’t also get its resources to market since resource-driven economic growth is what allows the government to take steps to protect the environment. Had the government not approved the pipeline, it would never have been able to convince industry stakeholders or the Alberta government to support its climate and oceans protection plans, he has said.Thursday’s developments come the same day as a new economic analysis from Environmental Defence and Climate Action Network Canada, which argues the country’s emissions targets can still be met without new pipelines and without hurting the economy.Read more: As Feds and Alberta talk, Indigenous rights left out of Trans Mountain debate With a shift to clean technology, the report says, Canada’s economy would grow by up to 38.5 per cent between now and 2030, even with the actions necessary to meet emissions targets under the Paris climate change agreement.Meanwhile, doing nothing on climate change would mean economic growth of 39 per cent by 2030, it says _ a difference that would be readily taken up by the savings in health costs and other impacts resulting from less pollution and lower global temperatures.An expanded Trans Mountain pipeline would mean additional fossil-fuel development in the oilsands, said Environmental Defence national program manager Dale Marshall, who argues it can’t be allowed to proceed if Canada really wants to reduce emissions.Thursday also saw the release of a letter to Trudeau from some 40 environment groups in Quebec, warning the prime minister that his electoral fortunes in that province will be in peril if he makes Trans Mountain his political legacy.Aurore Fauret, with the group 350 Canada, says Trudeau has not provided any scientific evidence to back his claims that the pipeline will pose no risk to emissions levels, the oceans or [email protected]last_img read more