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Lola cars goes into administration

Post by Biggsy tv on Wed 16 May 2012 - 10:16

http://www.lolacars.com/newsstory.asp?NewsId=425

http://www.dailysportscar.com/viewArticle.cfm?articleUID=54DCFCF5-1143-FDC9-35E818C44E3BFFD2

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Lola Cars International Ltd was formed in 1958. In recent years, significant investment has been made in technology and capability in the motorsports business as well as diversifying and creating Lola Composites Limited, serving the defence, aerospace, communications, renewable energy, automotive and motorsports markets.

The latest economic downturn and the decision of HMRC not to pay ongoing R&D tax credits has caused a serious cashflow problem for the businesses. It is with enormous regret that a decision has been taken to issue Notices of intention to appoint an Administrator to Lola Cars International Limited and Lola Composites Limited. This step allows the board to continue its discussions with possible investors and prospective purchasers with a view to securing the best outcome for the staff, creditors and customers of both businesses.

The Lola board have declined to make further comment until Monday 21st May.


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Post by CQR Rogue on Wed 16 May 2012 - 10:18

Sad said state of affairs really UK Government are a bunch of [Censored] wits sometimes, ground braking technology and they dont help

Really hope some 1 sticks it to oz and cam soon




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Post by Richy59 on Wed 16 May 2012 - 10:23

Shocking, hopefully one of their many engine and car manufacturer friends will help them out seeing as they have made so many chassis to give those brands victory.


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Post by CQR Rogue on Wed 16 May 2012 - 10:28

yep defo agree it just really says a lot about what state we are in when greener tech do sent get the help, look at new markets -

South America
Asia

Why are they booming tax breaks because they know the will make tax revenue back when these companies hire staff who pump money in to economy but know this government seems to have taken is economics policy from a baker in Uganda




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Post by nickyf1 on Wed 16 May 2012 - 12:47

Oh no. Sad
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Post by ATR DAN on Wed 16 May 2012 - 14:18

Holy buggar. Sad Sad Sad
What a sad day for motorsport. Indeed, for the British industry. But, I don't really think our current government gives a toss really. More businesses have gone bust under the Conservatives. I hope the same doesn't apply to Lola and hope their issues are resolved soon.
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Post by Biggsy tv on Wed 16 May 2012 - 15:29

Yea, Graham Goodwin has tweeted that it must be made clear Lola haven't gone "bust", they simply are looking at ways of if they can make their business more profitable, and though those results they will make important decisions.

At this time, its business as usual


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Post by EZT Challenger on Wed 16 May 2012 - 16:22

A real shame, one fo the few truly great independant manufacturers left. Sad
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Post by CQR Rogue on Wed 16 May 2012 - 19:08

Simon see my postss on facebook in midweek radio lemans section




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