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Money launderers jailed for 12 years

Mar 12, 2015 12:51 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A pair of money launderers that helped “clean up” millions of pounds of dirty cash have been jailed for a total of 12 years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Manchester tobacco crime gang jailed

Jan 13, 2015 09:55 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men have been sentenced for their role in a plot to flood Greater Manchester with duty free cigarettes and tobacco and launder their criminal profits.

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.


Nov 20, 2014 11:55 GMT National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has won a prestigious national award for the work it has done to maximise clinical research activity across the Trust. The “Clinical Research Impact” award was presented to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at a ceremony on London’s Park Lane last night (19 November 2014). Danetre Medical Practice (GP surgery) was highly commended as a runner up.

Illicit tobacco seized in Peterborough

Jul 07, 2014 14:49 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Peterborough recovered more than 145,000 illegal cigarettes and 24 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.

Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud

Jun 06, 2014 14:47 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Nine people have been arrested and two illegal tobacco processing plants discovered after an investigation into suspected tobacco duty evasion of £11 million and associated money laundering offences.

Disqualified director sentenced for VAT fraud

Apr 10, 2014 12:06 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A disqualified company director from Northamptonshire who carried out VAT fraud worth £254,000 using fake invoices has been jailed for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Corby job agencies targeted in minimum wage blitz

May 30, 2013 16:18 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Employment agencies in Corby are being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of significantly underpaying employees the National Minimum Wage, as part of a newly launched multi-agency taskforce to tackle migrant labour abuse

Birmingham tax advisor jailed for fraud

Apr 22, 2013 13:04 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An independent tax advisor from Birmingham, who stole £400,000 of taxpayers’ money in a VAT and income tax fraud, has been jailed for 18 months at Worcester Crown Court.

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