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English Football League ‘advised’ that Leyton Orient have funding plan to settle unpaid tax bill

PUBLISHED: 13:14 15 March 2017

Leyton Orient fans get behind the team during Saturday's match with Grimsby Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient fans get behind the team during Saturday's match with Grimsby Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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EFL spokesman confirms they remain in regular dialogue with Brisbane Road club over current situation

The English Football League (EFL) will continue to monitor developments at Leyton Orient, but have been advised that a funding plan is in place to settle their unpaid tax bill and the club should have no problem completing their remaining nine games.

A report in the Evening Standard today revealed EFL met with the Brisbane Road club last Thursday to gain a full understanding of the current issues.

When contacted this afternoon for a comment on Orient’s situation, an EFL spokesman said: “The EFL met with Leyton Orient last Thursday 9 March to gain a full understanding of the current issues that surround our member club.

“We were advised that a funding plan is in place to clear the petition debt, currently subject to a HMRC hearing at the High Court on 20 March, and to complete their remaining nine league fixtures.

“We remain in regular dialogue with the club and, as the competition organiser, the EFL will continue to offer whatever practical assistance is available to us as the club continues to navigate itself away from their current position.

“The issue of the ownership of the club is not a matter for the EFL, as long as our regulations are met and any sale of the club is a matter for its shareholders, at this stage. We will continue to monitor developments.”

Orient are due to appear in the High Court on Monday over an unpaid tax bill, which is understood to be in the region of £250,000.


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