Macclesfield Town winding-up petition adjourned for two weeks

Bosses at Macclesfield Town have told a judge that a tax debt has been paid.

Judge Sally Barber was given updates on the League Two football club's financial position at a hearing in the specialist Insolvency and Companies Court in London on Wednesday.

Tax officials had applied to wind up Macclesfield and said £180,000 was owed.

A lawyer representing Macclesfield bosses told Judge Barber that the money had been paid but HM Revenue & Customs officials said the payment had yet to clear.

Judge Barber said the case would be reconsidered in two weeks so that tax officials could make checks.

Macclesfield bosses suggested at an earlier hearing that Brexit was hampering their ability to clear debts.

Barrister Niall McCulloch told another judge in October that Macclesfield bosses were waiting for "international payments" to come through.

He said he understood that Brexit was having "some impact" and asked for more time to pay