Sukhjit Sohal Singh, a 58-year old, Indian-origin employment agency director was banned by the UK’s Insolvency Service for seven years for failure in terms of adhering to the licensing standards of UK. His basic work comprised of providing temporary staff to companies in the West Midlands region of England. He has been accused of allegedly making payments of a huge amount of at least 205,000 pounds to a company where he seems to have a private interest.
Singh has signed ‘Disqualification Undertaking’ under Insolvency Service to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which would refrain him from acting as a company director, managing any company until the July 30, 2014.
The Chief Investigator of Insolvent Investigations Midlands & West at the Insolvency Service, Aldona O'Hara said that Singh failed to comply with the legislation primarily designed for the protection of employees. He also added that directors have the utmost responsibility of maintaining offering professional fairness and transparency. Singh has not been able to keep up this image. He has also ensured that the Insolvency Service will carry out a proper investigation and take necessary actions against this banned agency director. Among the several offences committed by the accused, included not registering the company with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for income tax and National Insurance purposes.