Press Releases

Bankrupt barrister behind bars for tax fraud

Oct 20, 2014 13:52 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An Oxfordshire barrister, who failed to declare his earnings or pay Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT following his bankruptcy in 2008, has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to a £274,000 tax fraud.

Oct 20, 2014 12:33 BST Wales Co-operative Centre ‘Meet the Regulator’ seminars in North and South Wales to explore the benefits of the Community Interest Companies. Keynote speech by Sara Burgess, Community Interest Company Regulator Events in Llandudno (12th November) and Cardiff (24th November)

Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported

Oct 20, 2014 10:51 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported to the taxman over the last six months.

Oct 17, 2014 16:24 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council East Staffordshire Borough Council has today announced plans to relocate the outdoor market in Burton Town Centre from Station Street to the Market Place.

Oct 17, 2014 15:48 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council Businesses in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership area joining a leadership, coaching and mentoring scheme could get the programme for no cost – if they sign up quickly.

HMRC publishes 2012-13 tax gap

Oct 16, 2014 12:26 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The tax gap, which is the difference between the amount of tax due and the amount collected, was 6.8% of tax liabilities, or £34 billion, in 2012-13.

Flagship ‘Easy-Read’ website launched to bridge digital divide for disabled people

Oct 15, 2014 16:22 BST Wales Co-operative Centre A new ‘Easy-Read’ website has been launched today aiming to bridge the digital divide for those disabled people who are excluded from the digital revolution. eAccessibility Wales ( ) will offer a comprehensive suite of solutions to common problems faced by disabled people who go online.

Taxman’s warning on paper tax returns

Oct 15, 2014 12:57 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning people who have to complete a 2013/14 tax return that paper returns received after the 31 October deadline will result in a £100 penalty.

Parents Set To Spend Over £200 Entertaining The Kids This Half Term

Oct 15, 2014 10:10 BST Post Office Media - Parents expect to spend £2291 on keeping their children amused over half term - Week of woe: Nearly two thirds of parents (62 per cent) are worried about covering the costs - A third (31 per cent) will dip into their savings and 22 per cent plan to work overtime to make up the shortfall

ESBC joins Actionaid’s Towns Against Tax Dodging Campaign

Oct 15, 2014 09:57 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council East Staffordshire Borough Council has backed ActionAid’s new Towns Against Tax Dodging Campaign, passing a motion urging the government to do more to tackle multinational tax dodging in the UK and developing countries.