Pompey raised in football tax debate

SPEAKING OUT Penny Mordaunt MP
SPEAKING OUT Penny Mordaunt MP
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PORTSMOUTH North MP Penny Mordaunt hopes Pompey fans will have a future stake in the club.

She was speaking in today’s Parliamentary debate over the role of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in respect of the tax liabilities of Scottish football clubs.

The debate was held after Scottish giants Rangers fell into administration.

Pompey were issued a winding-up petition from HMRC over an unpaid tax bill in January before being placed in administration on February 17.

Miss Mordaunt said: ‘I am here as a Pompey supporter and we too were very badly let down and I am hoping the supporters trust will have a financial stake in the club soon.

‘It’s desperately important when HMRC is dealing with clubs in that situation that it looks at the club as a distinct entity in the situation it is in and not tar it with the sins of the whole football community that have happened over many years.’