The boss of a North Manchester chicken takeaway who maintained no financial records for more than two and a half years has been banned from running a business.

Muhammad Aslam, whose last known address was on Kings Lane in Stretford, was the director of Chicken Bar in Blackley up until its liquidation in December 2020.

According to the Insolvency Service, Mr Aslam maintained some financial records for the first year or so, but then no financial records from the middle of 2018 onwards.

In December 2020, at the time of liquidation, he was therefore unable to produce the accounts needed to check the chicken takeaway's finances, telling the liquidators: "I have nothing else."

It was not possible to check information including Chicken Bar's incomings and outgoings, nor what it owed to or was owed by bodies such as HM Revenue and Customs and its suppliers.

The Insolvency Service said there is the potential for unpaid VAT and other taxes.

Mr Aslam, 34, has been banned from running a business for six years, starting this month.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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