Whaleoil #SlaveLabour exclusive: The limited liability company that doesn’t exist

Whaleoil reader idbkiwi has done some sleuthing into Matt McCarten’s “Movement for Change Ltd”.

This is what the plans were in setting it all up:

So a clear plan to ring-fence all the legal and financial risk in a throw-away Limited Liability Company.   So did they register it?  

As of this moment, there is no Movement for Change Ltd registered with the NZ Companies Office.

This could present a legal problem, ironically.

If Movement for Change has been trading as a limited liability company without being registered, this would be cause for formal investigations to commence.

It is likely that they are already claiming GST against expenses.  And they may even have raised invoices.

The whole thing may be above board in the background.  But on the face of it, things aren’t the way they are supposed to be.

At an absolute minimum the IRD might want to look into this.  After all, McCarten has form when it comes to not complying with the Income Tax Act.  And he may also be running foul of the Companies Act….. and the Crimes Act, for that matter.

If anyone has dealt with Movement for Change and issued them an invoice, or you have received an invoice from Movement for Change, the tipline is open.


– idbkiwi


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