Bury winding-up case adjourned until December 18
Last Updated: 04/12/19 12:14pm
A winding-up petition against Bury has been adjourned by a judge until December 18.
Judge Catherine Addy adjourned Bury's case at an Insolvency and Companies Court hearing in London on Wednesday after being told that the club had tax debts.
Lawyers representing HM Revenue and Customs had made an application to wind up the club.
No detail of the amount Bury, who were founded in 1885, owe was given at the hearing.
In June, the judge had heard that Bury owed nearly £1m in tax and had other debts.
Barrister Raj Arumugam, who represented HMRC, told the judge on Wednesday that Bury had filed returns and said time was needed for those to be processed.
Bury won promotion to League One at the end of the 2018-19 season, but the club's s EFL membership was withdrawn in August after owner Steve Dale was unable to provide financial sustainability guarantees.
A bid to have the club reinstated in Sky Bet League Two for the start of next season was then rejected by the 71 members of the EFL after clubs met on September 26.
Bury North MP James Frith met with Football Association officials earlier this month to discuss the possibility of the club joining the pyramid at National League level.
Plans are also already being formulated for a phoenix club should Bury ultimately be liquidated.