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Seven-year ban for London restaurateur for employing illegal workers

29 June 2017 by
Seven-year ban for London restaurateur for employing illegal workers

The director of eight Chinese restaurants across London has been disqualified for seven years for employing illegal workers and failing to pay tax.

Yingji Li, the director of Mandarin Kitchen, cannot be directly or indirectly involved in the promotion, formation or management of a company for seven years from 30 June 2017.

Mandarin Kitchen went into liquidation on 22 April 2014 owing £394,267 to creditors.

The Insolvency Service's investigation concluded that Li caused Mandarin to employ two illegal workers. He also caused the company to fail to submit returns or payments to HMRC in respect of VAT, PAYE and NIC, with at least £191,748 being owed to HMRC at the date of liquidation.

Robert Clarke, chief investigator at the Insolvency Service, said: "The Insolvency Service will work with other government agencies to take robust action against company directors who fail to comply with the law. In this case, Mr Li disregarded both immigration and taxation legislation and has therefore been disqualified for a significant period. He will also have to meet the legal costs of the proceedings against him."

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