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Leicestershire ex-magistrate jailed for tax fraud

Jan 30, 2015 16:12 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An ex-magistrate who ran two taxi companies in Loughborough has been jailed today for three and a half years for a £250,000 tax fraud and money laundering after a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

HMRC puts forward new measures to tackle persistent tax avoiders

Jan 30, 2015 14:43 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today published the consultation paper, ‘Strengthening Sanctions for Tax Avoidance’, setting out proposals to tackle the serial use of tax avoidance schemes.

Jan 30, 2015 13:14 GMT East Staffordshire Borough Council East Staffordshire Borough Council has prosecuted a scrap metal dealer found working without a licence and using amplified sound to advertise a business.

Health Tech Finalists Revealed

Jan 30, 2015 09:21 GMT AXA PPP healthcare AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards Shortlisted Entries to be Showcased at the Design Museum

​Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Crewe

Jan 29, 2015 16:44 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Crewe uncovered more than 14,400 illegal cigarettes and over 142 litres of alcohol.

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Stoke-on-Trent

Jan 29, 2015 16:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Stoke-on-Trent uncovered more than 25,000 illegal cigarettes, 12 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 19 litres of alcohol.

Eleven arrested on suspicion of laundering £50m

Jan 29, 2015 14:30 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Eleven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol and VAT fraud.

Two arrested in Co Tyrone tax fraud investigation

Jan 28, 2015 15:34 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two businessmen from Co Tyrone, believed to be connected to a suspected Income Tax and VAT fraud estimated at £640,000, have been arrested as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Drop in to stay safe online

Jan 28, 2015 14:34 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Drop-in sessions in libraries and community venues across Wales will be offering advice on using the internet safely next week (commencing 9th February). Welsh Government digital inclusion programme, Communities 2.0 is offering sessions which will concentrate on issues such as password security, using personal information online and social media as part of Safer Internet Day 2015.

Suspected £12 million tobacco fraud foiled

Jan 28, 2015 13:37 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three men have been arrested in connection with a suspected £12 million tobacco fraud as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).