THREE businesses across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been named by the government as tax defaulters. 

Government data shows that one hotel operator and property developer in Poole received nearly £250,000 in penalties for unpaid taxes. 

CHG Holdings Ltd, which was based in Commercial Road, Poole, was charged with penalties of £247,462.98 for failing to comply with tax obligations or deliberately filing errors in tax returns, according to the government. 

The period of default was spanning more than nine years, from July 1, 2010 to September 30, 2019. 

Attempts were made to reach CHG Holdings but there was no response. 

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HMRC routinely releases a list of tax defaulters who made at least one deliberate default on more than £25,000, with the list being updated every three months. The information is deleted after one year. 

Hin Ying Choy, a Chinese takeaway in Barrack Road, Christchurch trading as Wok U Like, was also noted by the government for receiving penalties for taxes. 

The period of default was from November 1, 2015 to November 30, 2018 and the penalty the establishment received was £29,559.31. 

A spokesperson for the takeaway said new owners have since taken over Wok U Like. 

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Bournemouth Lahore Ltd, a licenced Pakistani and Indian restaurant and takeaway in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, received penalties totaling £16,359.77 for unpaid taxes between June 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021. 

A spokesperson for Bournemouth Lahore said: “Our accountant is already dealing with this matter. 

“I don’t know why they are taking so long. 

“We are ready to make arrangements for monies with HM Revenue. Hopefully, this matter will be cleared up soon.” 

An HMRC spokesperson said: “We are committed to making sure people pay the tax they owe. 

“For the minority who refuse to pay, HMRC has a range of tools available and we are able to publish the names of those penalised under civil procedures for deliberately defaulting on certain tax obligations. 

“This is about influencing behaviour by encouraging defaulters to engage with HMRC.”