Historic Leeds conservative club is ‘wound up’ owing £38,000 in tax and now up for sale

Harehills Conservative Club. PIC: James Hardisty
Harehills Conservative Club. PIC: James Hardisty
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A historic Conservative club has closed its doors after being ‘wound up’ for an unpaid tax bill of around £38,000.

The Harehills Conservative Club, at 288, Harehills Lane, was established before the First World War,

The spacious three-storey premises is now up for sale, with a guide price of £175,000. A large flat and cellar are included.

The club was officially wound up at London’s High Court on Monday morning.

The official receivers dealing with the club’s closure, and to sell off any assets are P M Lyon and S D Chandler of Mazars LLP. They had previously been appointed official receivers over the Club’s freehold property on January 20.

A spokesman for Mazars LLP, said in a statement: “A winding up order was granted by the High Court in London on February 10 against the Club, following the presentation of a winding up petition by HM Revenue & Customs for unpaid taxes in the region of £38,000.

“Following the granting of the Order the Club has now ceased trading.”

The club had around 600 members registered on file, but around 80 who regularly attended. Events took place in the function room on the second floor.

One club member, of several decades standing, who did not wish to be named, said: “The last drinks were served on Sunday. It is a sad day indeed.”

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