Press Releases

Devon accountant jailed for VAT fraud

Jun 17, 2014 11:59 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An accountant from North Devon who developed a hands-free megaphone system has been jailed after pleading guilty to a £95,000 VAT fraud.

Torus Pak® meals by Boenders are much appreciated by the elderly

Jun 17, 2014 10:30 BST Torus Pak Europe N.V. The elderly care in the Netherlands is partly supplied by Keurslager Boenders from Eibergen. For his meals to the elderly care, Gerwin Starink, uses the Torus Pak tray because the food is more appreciated when beautifully presented.

Liverpool ringleader jailed for ‘fake kids’ fraud

Jun 16, 2014 22:15 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The ringleader of a group of benefit fraudsters, involved in fraudulently claiming more than £55,000 in tax credits and child benefit, was jailed today for 12 months.

 Neopost joins Keep Me Posted campaign

Jun 16, 2014 16:30 BST Neopost Neopost has joined the Keep Me Posted campaign. Keep Me Posted is a partnership of representatives from charities, interest groups and businesses who believe that it is every consumer’s right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks and other financial service companies, utilities and media companies and other service providers.

Scandic expands in Berlin

Jun 16, 2014 11:00 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic is increasing its presence in Germany by taking over the Alsterhof Hotel in Berlin. The hotel has 217 rooms, which have just undergone an extensive refurbishment costing EUR 8 million, and is strategically located close to all the shopping and entertainment of western Berlin. When Scandic takes over the hotel on 1 September, it will change its name to Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm.

Jun 16, 2014 10:57 BST Allianz Insurance The idea that as a nation we keep our neighbours at arm’s length, or that there is often bad feeling between neighbours is challenged by new research released today by Allianz Insurance. The research found that 71% of the UK population chat to their neighbours at least weekly, with many speaking even more frequently than that.

Jail for lorry driver caught with 8m smuggled cigarettes

Jun 16, 2014 10:43 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A self employed lorry driver from the West Midlands who tried to smuggle over eight million cigarettes into the UK by claiming he was delivering textiles, has been jailed for three years after attempting to evade £1,600,000 in duty.

Bodging builder jailed for £96k VAT fraud

Jun 16, 2014 10:32 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A West Midlands builder who set up multiple fake companies to commit a £96,000 VAT fraud, and left some of his customers with unfinished work, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.

Tax credits claimants warned over scam emails

Jun 16, 2014 10:12 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Tax credits claimants are being warned about scam or “phishing” emails sent out by fraudsters in the run-up to the 31 July renewal deadline.

The fraud, the bookkeeper and the wardrobe

Jun 13, 2014 15:21 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Dungannon woman at the centre of a £140,000 VAT fraud, who hid in her bedroom wardrobe to avoid arrest, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).