UK tax gap falls to 6.5% as HMRC targets the dishonest minority

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 10:04 BST

The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, official statistics published today reveal.


Contract for checking tax credits entitlement not to be extended

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2016 12:26 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed today that it has decided not to extend its existing contract with Concentrix, a company it employs to check tax credits entitlement.


Cigarette smuggling attempt crumbles at border

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 17:04 BST

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK hidden behind boxes of rotten apples has been jailed for 21 months, after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.


Brazen fraudsters who cooked up a £600k tax scam sentenced

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 14:02 BST

Five men, including two already in prison for a previous VAT fraud conviction, have been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a £600,000 tax fraud.


Tax fraudster stripped of River Thames land

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 11:53 BST

A Dubai-based British businessman, who financed a major cigarette smuggling gang, has been stripped of prime Thames-side land to pay back £4.5 million.


Accountant, administrator and director jailed for £6.9m payroll tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2016 10:07 BST

Three Kent men, including an accountant and a construction firm boss, who stole £6.9 million in UK taxes to fund lifestyles most people can only dream of, have been jailed for a total of 19 years.


Huyton cigarette smuggler has to repay £340k

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 14:17 BST

A convicted cigarette smuggler from Huyton has been ordered to repay £340,000 or face a further four years in jail.


Packed off to jail: smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 13:04 BST

A Hull man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed.


Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2016 13:16 BST

A couple who masterminded a nationwide counterfeit tobacco production racket capable of robbing the taxpayer of £1 million a week, have been sentenced.


Fisherman’s blues after sentencing for tax evasion

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 14:46 BST

A fisherman from Kilkeel, who failed to pay more than £148,000 in tax and National Insurance contributions due on self-employed earnings, has been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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