Press Releases

Conspirators jailed after six million cigarettes seized

Apr 17, 2014 16:10 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men, who tried to evade over £1.3 million in duty and taxes due on sales of almost six million illegal cigarettes, have been sentenced today after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Stockport plumber arrested for tax fraud

Apr 16, 2014 12:39 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A 36-year-old plumber from the Stockport area was arrested yesterday on suspicion of failing to pay the correct personal and business taxes for almost 10 years.

Five arrested for tax evasion and benefit fraud

Apr 15, 2014 18:30 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five people from Liverpool have been arrested on suspicion of failing to pay any personal or business taxes. The three men and two women, who ran a bar and a garage in Liverpool, are also believed to have received over £250,000 in unemployment benefits.

Oxfordshire workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation

Apr 15, 2014 12:40 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Oxfordshire on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Wednesday 30 April at the Satellite Applications Catapult offices at Harwell Oxford, Didcot.

Huckster site dismantled in fuel raids

Apr 14, 2014 16:28 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A huckster site and two laundering plants, capable of producing nearly 15 million litres of illicit fuel a year and evading almost £10 million in lost duty and taxes, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

£28m cigarette smuggling gang jailed

Apr 14, 2014 10:42 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Seven men have been jailed for a combined 24 years after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) smashed a £28 million cigarette smuggling conspiracy.

Payback time for Middlesbrough duty fraudster

Apr 10, 2014 16:52 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Middlesbrough man jailed in October 2013 for evading £399,385 excise duty on cigarettes and alcohol has today been ordered to pay £216,500 within six months or serve a further thirty months in jail.

£28m mobile phone VAT fraudsters jailed

Apr 10, 2014 12:59 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men involved in a £28 million “missing trader” VAT fraud have been jailed for a total of 27 and a half years, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tribunal holds recruiter to account for temps’ tax bill

Apr 10, 2014 12:45 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) One of the UK’s largest employment agencies, Reed, has been found liable for up to £158 million of unpaid tax due on the salaries of thousands of temporary workers it employed, known as “employed temps”.

Disqualified director sentenced for VAT fraud

Apr 10, 2014 12:06 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A disqualified company director from Northamptonshire who carried out VAT fraud worth £254,000 using fake invoices has been jailed for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).