For all your reality TV fans... Gemma Collins has been disqualified as a director until 2023 after her business owed £71,745 in tax.
Gemma Collins Boutique Limited went into Liquidation in 2017. Since then the Insolvency Service investigated the case and found that between July 2015 and June 2017 more than £280,000 went out of the company bank account while the business was behind on its VAT returns. These payments included £33,298.29 paid to Gemma, £16,086.47 to ‘unknown parties’ and £18,538.68 to connected companies.
During the four years it operated, the company only paid £6,614 in VAT.
The Insolvency Service's case report into Gemma Collins states: "Since at least 7th October 2013 until 11th July 2017, the date of Liquidation, Ms Collins caused Gemma Collins Boutique Limited to trade to the detriment of HMRC by failing to ensure it submitted returns and made payments as required for VAT so that as at Liquidation, Boutique had an outstanding liability of at least £71,745.04 in respect of VAT.”
She has resigned as a director of her other companies, Gemma Collins Limited and Gemma Collins Clothing Limited, last month ahead of the ban which came into force on February 14 2020.