Oddbins has applied to go into administration to protect it from creditors applying for winding up orders.
Going into administration gives Oddbins ten days of protection from its creditors. The company voluntary arrangement (CVA) put together by Deloitte will be voted on at a meeting in London on Thursday 31 March.
British Gas, which is owed £57.65, is known to have issued a winding up order. It is not known if they are the only creditor to issue a winding up order.
A spokesperson for Oddbins told Decanter.com: ‘It is a precautionary measure to allow the CVA to go through’
‘The application gives Oddbins a moratorium over any claims of 10 days and the CVA vote is on 31st March. These creditors will be bound by the terms of the CVA although they can appeal if they feel the situation is unjust.’
Decanter.com understands that Oddbins became aware of the claim by British Gas last night, and had initially believed claims could not be processed once a CVA had been announced.
Written by Jim Budd