Press Releases

Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation

Jul 15, 2015 13:46 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

X-Factor star Melanie Masson and local eye cancer survivor open new Vision Express Cheshunt store

Jul 06, 2015 10:36 BST Vision Express Singer and actress Melanie Masson and local eye cancer survivor Theo Sergiou, joined the Cheshunt team as VIP guests at the official opening of their new Vision Express store on Thursday 2nd July.

Jail for trio as international luxury car tax scam smashed

Jun 17, 2015 11:35 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three car traders behind a £1.3 million VAT fraud, involving prestige and luxury cars being shipped worldwide, were jailed today for a total of more than 14 years.

Pastor sentenced for tax fraud

Mar 23, 2015 15:36 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A self-employed Hertfordshire pastor, who withheld details of his income to dodge £72,000 in tax, has been sentenced today after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

New trains, new services and more seats for London and South East rail users

Dec 09, 2014 09:00 GMT London Midland London Midland’s new timetable will see new trains, new services and more seats being introduced for London and south east commuters. Ten extra four-car trains mean passengers will benefit from 64,000 extra seats in and out of London Euston each week.

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Luton

Aug 29, 2014 16:50 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Luton has uncovered more than 33,000 illegal cigarettes, 27 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 524 litres of alcohol.

Seven arrested for suspected £12m VAT fraud

Mar 28, 2014 11:11 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Six men and one woman have been arrested in a series of raids across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London as part of an investigation into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.

Two arrested as illegal tobacco factory dismantled

Nov 01, 2013 10:09 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two men have been arrested at addresses in Bedford in connection with the seizure of over 15 tonnes of raw leaf tobacco. The potential duty loss is estimated at £2.3 million.

Luton landlord sentenced for £1.2m tax fraud

Oct 30, 2013 13:16 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An on-the-run Luton landlord, who bought property in Dubai and gambled in casinos with the tax he should have paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced to eight years in his absence for fraud.

Cigarette smuggling money men ordered to pay back £2.7 million

Jul 30, 2013 14:04 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The financial backers of a criminal enterprise that attempted to smuggle 20 million cigarettes into the UK by describing them as babies’ toys have been ordered to repay £2.7 million or face further jail terms.