Restaurateur sentenced for cooking the books in £87,000 VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2017 13:52 GMT

An Edinburgh businessman, who owned two Indian restaurants in the city, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after his VAT evasion was uncovered by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.


No artful dodge for film scheme

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2017 09:00 GMT

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won a tax avoidance case against film partnership schemes that acquired interests in films that included The Queen and the Roman Polanski remake of Oliver Twist, protecting more than £26m of taxpayers’ money.


Company director and ex-wife jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2017 14:02 GMT

The director of a fire safety and security firm and his ex-wife, have been jailed for a total of six years and nine months for stealing £815,000 tax, National Insurance and VAT after they were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Sloane Street tailors sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 12:20 GMT

A father and daughter who ran a Chelsea tailors have been sentenced after pocketing around £700,000 that should have been paid in tax.


Adventure ends for day-trip tobacco smugglers

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2017 16:27 GMT

Three men from Essex, who masqueraded as day-trippers on coaches to the continent to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes back into the UK, have been sentenced.


Building company’s tax avoidance scheme exposed

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2017 08:00 GMT

A tax tribunal has ruled against a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme used by Crest Nicholson, one of the UK’s largest house builders, meaning it will have to pay the £1.3m it owes.


Teddington landlord sentenced for tax fraud

News   •   Mar 10, 2017 16:25 GMT

A Teddington businessman, who ran multiple property companies but failed to declare his income or that he was a company director to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced for evading £281,000 in taxes.


Security director under lock and key

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2017 15:05 GMT

The director of an Aberdeen security company, who was convicted of stealing more than £419,000 VAT and removing criminal property from Scotland, after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced to four years in prison.


Solicitor jailed for £60k tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 12:15 GMT

A criminal defence solicitor, who lied about his income to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to steal more than £60,000 in a tax fraud, has been jailed for 18 months.


Ladbrokes’ luck runs out in £71 million tax avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2017 12:11 GMT

Ladbrokes has lost a long running legal battle with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), costing the high street bookie £71 million.

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