That's a possibility DB, there could be other debts lurking also, we need Bear72 to come back with the information and amount owed before any further advice can be given, especially as we need to know exactly what capacity B & S are calling as. EA for Ctax or HCEO.
Brexit has got nothing to do with who sells what to who. The government don't tell private companies where to trade. This is all about the terms and conditions under which businesses operate, and without the risk of sounding like a broken record, businesses will have a choice to continue trading with us or to not. The key issue has always been not to increase the costs to uk businesses because that would effect the amount of trade they do with the rest of the world because we have trade deals with the vast majority of wealthy countries, through the EU. Leaving with no deal, or reduced terms would increase costs to uk businesses, which inevitably would hit our economy.
It's true that businesses would still buy from us, but if it's more expensive to buy from us then EU countries would choose whether to buy from us. Subsequently, if we make it more expensive to buy goods in, then inevitably our export costs increase.
Brexit as it stands is basically imposing trade sanctions on ourselves.
Anyone that says businesses will still buy from us just doesn't understand the detail, how the EU works, or basic economics.
We need to know if the council tax from the previous home is subject to Liability Order or CCJ, so It would be good if Bear72 could action advice from DX and DB regarding the debts. Bristols & Stupor look to be up to their old tricks perhaps.