Press Releases

Belfast builder jailed for tax fraud

Jun 26, 2015 12:23 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Belfast builder, who failed to pay any Income Tax or VAT for his construction business, has been jailed for tax fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Jun 26, 2015 11:34 BST Russell Bedford International Stockport chartered accountants Hallidays joins Russell Bedford International as a key step in expansion of regional network

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Bolton

Jun 26, 2015 08:41 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Bolton uncovered more than 53,000 illegal cigarettes and over 223 litres of spirits.

HMRC acts to improve customer service

Jun 25, 2015 13:06 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HMRC allocates £45 million to help improve phone and post service HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today announced it is allocating £45 million to improve customer service, as it released statistics which showed an inconsistent call handling performance in 2014-15.

Ten arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Jun 25, 2015 12:00 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Ten people have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers as part of a nationwide investigation into a suspected £4 million VAT and money laundering fraud linked to the transport industry.

Break-in exposes bootleg tobacco hoard

Jun 24, 2015 15:51 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Barnsley man whose haul of illicit tobacco was discovered after a break-in at his home has been jailed for 18 months following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC wins millions from P&O in rate-booster tax avoidance case

Jun 24, 2015 11:34 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HMRC has won a major tax avoidance case against P&O Steam Navigation Company Ltd, after the Upper Tribunal confirmed that the company’s ‘rate-booster’ scheme did not work. Double taxation relief of £14 million has been protected in this instance, with a further £140 million likely from around 20 similar cases.

Co Down plasterers jailed for VAT fraud

Jun 24, 2015 11:02 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two Co Down men who used 747 fake invoices to steal almost £300,000 in fraudulent VAT claims have been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, followed by two years probation.

TDC Group offers HBO Nordic to TV customers

Jun 24, 2015 08:00 BST TDC A/S Copenhagen, Denmark, june 24 2015 - HBO Nordic and TDC announced today a partnership that brings streaming of premium TV-series, films and documentaries to TDC TV and YouSee TV Plus customers later this summer.

Do you know if your children are on Ask.fm?

Jun 22, 2015 10:20 BST Telenor Norway Ask.fm has been called the bullying app and has become notorious following cases in which young people have been encouraged to commit suicide. Now a survey from Telenor shows that 7 out of 10 parents have never even heard of the app.