Press Releases

Family smuggling gang sentenced

Nov 21, 2014 17:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A gang of North East smugglers, including four members of the same family, has been sentenced today after their £750,000 tobacco smuggling ring was smashed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Nov 21, 2014 16:53 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The director of a Cambridgeshire company who ignored trade sanctions and exported over £3 million worth of banned products has been told that he and his company must pay over a total of £1.14 million of criminal profits within six months.

Government strengthens safeguards for direct action to recover debts

Nov 21, 2014 09:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Plans to recover tax and tax credit debts directly from the bank accounts of people and businesses who refuse to pay what they owe will include strong safeguards to protect vulnerable taxpayers, the government announced today.

Nov 20, 2014 18:30 GMT Niam AB Niam has signed an agreement to purchase all shares in Hinna Park Invest AS, a company owning the property Jåttåvågveien 10-12 in Stavanger. The property consists of two office buildings with a total area of ~66,000 sqm including parking. The tenants are Aker Solutions ASA and ASA Akastor. The transaction is based on a property value of ~1.5 billion NOK and the seller of the shares is a syndicate.

Cigarettes seized in Manchester

Nov 20, 2014 15:21 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A man has been arrested after 1.37 million suspected smuggled cigarettes were seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Manchester yesterday.

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.

Rochdale clothing boss jailed for VAT fraud

Nov 19, 2014 14:49 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million in two VAT repayment frauds, has been jailed for five years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Nov 19, 2014 12:01 GMT East Staffordshire Borough Council As the end of the year approaches and the refurbishment of the leisure centre continues at pace, East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced that Uttoxeter Leisure Centre will reopen to public on Saturday 17th January 2015.

Cash Boost to Local Businesses as £200,000 Business Development Fund Is Launched

Nov 19, 2014 11:56 GMT East Staffordshire Borough Council Dozens of businesses across East Staffordshire are set to benefit from East Staffordshire Borough Council’s latest injection of cash delivered through its Business Development Fund (BDF). Over 200 businesses made enquiries when the fund was first launched in 2013, with the Council expecting equally high levels for the second round.

The Best Friend Spend: Half Of UK Adults Worry About The Cost Of Friendship

Nov 18, 2014 10:56 GMT Post Office Media - Half (49 per cent) of UK adults have concerns about the cost of their friendships - In the last year UK adults spent an average £158 on gifts for their best or closest friend - One in six (16 per cent) have used their overdraft to cover the price of a present - Four in ten (43 per cent) of 18-34s have lied about being busy to avoid the expense of celebrating with friends