Winding-up petition issued against Bradford

A petition to wind-up the Bradford Bulls has been issued.

According to a document published on The Gazette, a Petition to wind up the Championship club was presented on 11 July 2016 by the commissioners for HM revenue and customs.

The case will be heard at the High Court, London, on September 5th of this year.

It is not the first time the club has been the subject of a wind-up petition. In October of last year the Bulls were issued a similar winding-up order, but it was dismissed in December.

The listing on The Gazette can be found here.

However, the Bulls were quick to issue a statement in response, saying: “BRADFORD Bulls Northern LTD submit the following statement in regards the WUP advertised today.

“The club were subject to a VAT Assessment which was appealed three months ago. This appeal is on-going and we believe HMRC have acted unfairly in respect of the assessment and the issuing of the petition.

“The club is confident it will succeed on appeal against the assessment and do not envisage this as a long term problem.

“Once again, we are sorry if, in light of the scaremongering earlier this week, this has caused any further concern.”