Construction supplies boss punished for tax evasion

The boss of a Bolton-based construction supplies firm has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven years for his failure to declare all his company's tax liabilities. Roman Bogdan Piotrowski became the sole Director of RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK in 2016, but was only in charge for a year before he caused the company to enter a creditors' voluntary liquidation.

His actions prompted an investigation into irregularities in the company's tax returns by the Insolvency Service, which found he had only declared £423,000 to the authorities, omitting a further £220,000. He also did not pay the correct VAT after failing to account for £3.9 million of sales. These failings prompted his ban.

Deputy Head of Insolvent Investigations for the Insolvency Service Jane Knight said, "Roman Piotrowski failed to declare RBT Dryliners and Plasters UK’s true tax liabilities, depriving the Exchequer of money rightfully owed. His disqualification will help prevent further loses to the public purse and also serves as a warning to other directors of their responsibilities and that disqualification will be the likely outcome should they fail to carry them out."