A well-known Liverpool businessman is ‘chased’ over a loan of Â£ 194,633 he took out from a company which later collapsed under administration.
Safety Support Consultants (SSC) took office days after the company was criticized by government inspector Max Caller.
The company, based in Colombus Quay, was controlled by David Anderson, the son of former Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson. The two men were arrested during Operation Aloft last year.
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It has now emerged that David Anderson, 34, has borrowed Â£ 194,633 from SSC in the form of an administrator loan.
A report found that David Anderson was unable to repay the money and the directors of KBL Advisory Limited were considering bankrupting him.
Mr. Anderson then “disputed” the amount of money he owed, the report said.
However, KBL subsequently accepted a payment of Â£ 17,000 from Mr Anderson, instead of the full sum.
KBL felt that this outcome was the best option for the company’s creditors.
The report also reveals that the full amount agreed to was not paid and that KBL “chased” Mr. Anderson for the unpaid money.
It reads: ‘A payment of Â£ 5,000 was due on acceptance and the remaining Â£ 12,000 payable in 6 monthly installments of Â£ 2,000 from July 2021.
âDuring the review period funds totaling Â£ 9,000 have been received in this regard. There is currently an overdue payment which was due for September 2021 and the Co-Directors did not not yet received payment for October 2021.
“The Joint Administrators continue to sue the Director over these payments and, if necessary, will seek to ask the lawyers to sue the remaining Â£ 8,000.”
Another report from directors reveals SSC owes creditors a total of Â£ 387,472.99.
The company’s largest debt is Â£ 138,580.00 to HMRC. Sister companies SSC Management and SSC Utilities Limited owe Â£ 50,000 and Â£ 70,185.00.
Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd, a company owned by the Liverpool Council, owes Â£ 1,414.11.
In August, High Court Judge Justice Yip referred to the SSC in a judgment regarding Joe Anderson’s legal costs.
Judge Yip said there were allegations of a relationship between a construction company owned by Liverpool criminal Thomas Mee, Joe Anderson, and health and safety company SSC. She said police questioned Joe Anderson about the allegations.
David Anderson was arrested along with his father in December last year as part of a Merseyside Police corruption investigation,
The two men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to bribe and intimidate witnesses in connection with the Operation Aloft investigation, which saw a number of arrests linked to the City Council of Liverpool.
Joe and David Anderson have firmly denied any wrongdoing.
Government Inspector Max Caller criticized the decision to award SSC a key health and safety contract for the Churchill Way overflight dismantling project.
Mr Caller said the decision “exposed site crews to considerable health and safety risks” and that SSC had no prior relationship with the board until “the urgent appointment was requested”. the start of work in 2019.
Mr Caller’s findings were published in a Best Value report which strongly criticized the Liverpool Council.
David Anderson formally complained about the government report and described it as “politically motivated” and containing “inaccurate libel”.
He said the damage the report caused him, both professionally and personally, was “irreversible”.
ECHO has approached David Anderson for comment.
The reports mentioned in this article were posted on the Companies House website.
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