North West London restaurateur banned for under-declaring income

Boss of restaurant in Burnt Oak, North West London, has been disqualified for seven years after deliberately suppressing sales income from the tax authorities.

JJ Timisoreana Limited was incorporated in October 2014 and Mihaela Solga (50), from Edgware, North West London, was appointed as the company’s sole director.

The company traded as a restaurant known as Brasseria Timisoreana in Burnt Oak, North West London. Four years later, however, the restaurant experienced difficult trading conditions and the company entered into liquidation in October 2018.

Investigators from the Insolvency Service were made aware of JJ Timisoreana’s failure and upon further enquiries, uncovered that the company’s business records were incomplete in many instances.

It was soon discovered that Mihaela Solga, also known as Hussain or Sarpe, had caused JJ Timisoreana to under-declare the correct amount of tax between 2015 and 2018 and at the point of liquidation, owed the tax authorities more than £406,000.

On 23 January 2020, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Mihaela Solga after she did not dispute that she caused inaccurate statutory returns to be submitted to the tax authorities on behalf of JJ Timisoreana Limited, by the deliberate suppression of sales income.

The ban is effective from 13 February 2020 after which Mihaela Solga is banned for 7 years from acting as a director or directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.