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London beauty businesses caught out in minimum wage blitz

Jan 28, 2015 09:55 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A crackdown on businesses failing to pay the National Minimum Wage in Hackney has found five employees who are potentially owed over £3,500 in unpaid wages.

Two arrested on suspicion of £1m tax fraud

Jan 15, 2015 12:20 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a £1 million Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax fraud during dawn raids by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) this morning.

Dec 15, 2014 14:31 GMT Fisheye Optometrists

Haulage directors sentenced for VAT fraud

Nov 20, 2014 10:53 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two haulage company directors who stole nearly £105,000 by faking vehicle purchases to claim VAT repayments have been sentenced.

Doctor sentenced for tax fraud

Nov 17, 2014 11:42 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A London GP who under-declared his income by £700,000 in a tax fraud has been sentenced after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Fourteen arrested in suspected £40m money laundering plot

Oct 08, 2014 09:54 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Fourteen people were arrested in dawn raids yesterday by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol fraud.

Three arrested on suspicion of tobacco smuggling

Sep 02, 2014 11:46 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three men have been arrested, and illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized, after a raid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected tobacco smuggling plot worth an estimated £2.4 million.

VAT pharmacy fraudsters jailed

Jul 31, 2014 11:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two pharmacists, who lied about exporting life-saving cancer and HIV medicines to Nigeria, have been jailed for a total of six and a half years for fraudulently claiming £300,000 in VAT repayments.

Phone fraudsters ordered to pay back £35m

Jun 10, 2014 13:23 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men have been ordered to repay £35 million or face more time in prison after being jailed for a total of 50 years for their part in an attempted £176 million VAT fraud.

Money bureau boss jailed for laundering over £100m

May 27, 2014 09:50 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A bureaux de change owner and two of his employees were jailed on Friday (23 May 2014) for laundering over £100 million of criminal cash through his business.