An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Burton Upon Trent uncovered more than 19,000 illegal cigarettes, seven kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 51 litres of alcohol.
A Manchester businessman, who pocketed almost £300,000 by failing to pay VAT or Income Tax from his online trading, has been jailed for two years today after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster
A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).