HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 10:04 BST

HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago.


Prolific Peterborough dealer is stubbed out

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2016 12:25 BST

​A Peterborough man, who evaded more than £168,000 in excise duty by repeatedly peddling illicit cigarettes and tobacco around the East of England, has been jailed.


Fake company tax fraud gang jailed

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 16:38 BST

Twenty three members of a gang based in the West Midlands, Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire, who stole £2.6 million in a VAT fraud have been jailed for more than 54 years.


Crime duo sentenced for laundering dirty cash

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 11:38 BST

Two men have been sentenced for laundering the profits of crime after they were caught with cash totalling £166,000, in an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Manchester cash dash man jailed

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 18:14 BST

An unemployed Manchester man, who attempted to flee arrest after a car chase across Manchester city centre, has been jailed for money laundering, dangerous driving and failing to stop.


Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 17:41 BST

Two businessmen, who set up construction companies solely to fraudulently claim over £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced today.


Brothers jailed for tax crime

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 14:56 BST

An accountant from Harrow has been jailed for his involvement in a £400,000 Gift Aid and VAT fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


Cheating chartered accountant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 20, 2016 11:33 BST

A chartered accountant from Essex who stole £107,000 of tax and tried to hide the money in his children’s bank accounts has been jailed.


Two jailed for smuggling 2.7m cigarettes

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2016 12:54 BST

Two men have been jailed after they were caught red-handed using a Hampshire barn to store more than 2.7 million smuggled cigarettes, evading around £660,000 in excise duty.


Lancashire tobacco network jailed for £16m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2016 14:04 BST

Four Lancashire men, who attempted to steal over £16 million in tax by selling illegal cigarettes and tobacco, were jailed yesterday at Preston Crown Court.

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