Dear Store First and Thurlstone
I am now preparing the appeals for the Capita Oak victims against the tax assessments issued by HMRC in respect of the 5% Thurlstone “loans” which are being treated as unauthorised payments. What I require is full disclosure as to the exact source of the funds for these payments.
“£100,873 paid to Metis Law on behalf of Hawkshead Properties in lieu of fees due to NATIONWIDE BENEFIT CONSULTANTS
£86,632 paid to Alan Fowler
£83,485 Paid to WJP Admin and Copeland South for Bill Perkins
£73,811 paid to KE Media Services Ltd for Jason Holmes
No fee payments were made direct to NATIONWIDE BENEFIT CONSULTANTS but in addition to the payment made to Metis Law on behalf of Hawkshead Properties a payment of £100,558 was made from funds held by Metis Law to THURLSTONE on the instruction of Karl Dunlop who told me who the person was behind Thurlstone.”
The £10.8 million worth of pension transfers is fully accounted for on its way from the victims’ original pensions through the hands of the scammers to Store First. We also know that Store First paid 46% of the money received from Capita Oak/Imperial Trustees to Transeuro – including the 16% which had been promised to the victims. And we now have hard evidence as to who was operating the Thurlstone loans – as had been stated by Karl Dunlop when interviewed by Len Fenton of the Insolvency Service. So where did the loan money come from?
It would be much appreciated if the operators of Thurlstone would provide this information as it is required for the tax appeals immediately, and will also be needed for the Tax Tribunals in due course. As the individual behind Thurlstone also runs a company called Nationwide Tax Administration, I have no doubt he will appreciate the seriousness and urgency of this matter for which he is responsible:
I have asked whether the individual behind Thurlstone could repay the £201,431 he received from the Capita Oak scam so that it can be used for the benefit of the victims. It would be much appreciated if Store First could do likewise. Undoubtedly, both gentlemen will appreciate the distress the 300 victims are experiencing now that on top of fearing the total loss of their pensions due to being 100% invested in Store First store pods, they have just received tax demands from HMRC because of the Thurlstone loans.
There isn’t time to tip-toe around this issue as we only have about three weeks left to appeal the tax assessments. It would be really good to see some degree of honesty, honour and decency after all the nefarious conduct of the past four years in the Capita Oak matter.