Press releases

Conditions in UAE detention for jailed Brit revealed Stirling: ‘Abuse is commonplace’ in Sharjah facility where Ali Ahmad is held

Conditions in UAE detention for jailed Brit revealed Stirling: ‘Abuse is commonplace’ in Sharjah facility where Ali Ahmad is held

Feb 08, 2019 12:17 GMT
Prison conditions Ali Ahmad faces in the UAE are described “We have a very precise unde...

UAE authorities coercing Brit to plead guilty following arrest over Qatar t-shirt assault

UAE authorities coercing Brit to plead guilty following arrest over Qatar t-shirt assault

Feb 07, 2019 13:48 GMT
Following an extended telephone conversation with Ali Issa Ahmad's close friend in the ...

UAE response to detention of football fan abroad highlights ongoing abuse of British tourists

UAE response to detention of football fan abroad highlights ongoing abuse of British tourists

Feb 06, 2019 12:08 GMT
UAE government attempts to change the media narrative in cases where British nationals ...

Brit football fan arrested in Dubai for wearing Qatar football top - FCO needs to increase UAE travel warnings!

Brit football fan arrested in Dubai for wearing Qatar football top - FCO needs to increase UAE travel warnings!

Feb 05, 2019 14:28 GMT
​British citizen Ali Issa Ahmad has been arrested in the UAE for wearing a Qatar nation...

Fowl cigarette smuggling plot in deep freeze

Fowl cigarette smuggling plot in deep freeze

Feb 05, 2019 13:58 GMT
A lorry driver, who was caught smuggling almost ten million illegal cigarettes disguise...

Jail for company director who engineered £5.9 million tax fraud

Jail for company director who engineered £5.9 million tax fraud

Feb 04, 2019 09:27 GMT
​A North East engineering company boss has been jailed for more than eight years for a ...

Bournemouth brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m pub and restaurant tax scam

Bournemouth brothers jailed for 14 years for £3m pub and restaurant tax scam

Feb 01, 2019 16:35 GMT
Three brothers, who stole £3 million in a tax scam involving pubs and restaurants, have...

Offshore tax cheat sentenced and must repay stolen cash

Offshore tax cheat sentenced and must repay stolen cash

Feb 01, 2019 13:52 GMT
A former Derbyshire company boss, who tried to hide money in an offshore bank account t...

Over 93% of taxpayers file tax returns by the deadline

Over 93% of taxpayers file tax returns by the deadline

Feb 01, 2019 12:00 GMT
A total of 93.68% of Self Assessment tax returns – a new record – were completed by yes...

Payback time for plant machinery salesman

Payback time for plant machinery salesman

Feb 01, 2019 10:35 GMT
A Leicestershire plant machinery salesman, who was jailed for tax fraud after he lied a...