Missing from story on business rates

Dear Sir, — Your front page article in last week’s Chronicle concerning Cheshire East’s crackdown on non-payers of business rates is admirable coverage on what is a serious matter for all of us but it is disingenuous on the part of Cheshire East to front Coun Paul Bates as the stakeholder for the topic.
According to the public record, Coun Bates was himself a director of the company Solutions (EU) that was voluntarily liquidated by its directors in 2010, within two years of being formed, owing a total of over £176,000 to unsecured creditors including more than £64,000 to Trafford Council.

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