Press Releases

​Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Crewe

Jan 29, 2015 16:44 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Crewe uncovered more than 14,400 illegal cigarettes and over 142 litres of alcohol.

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Stoke-on-Trent

Jan 29, 2015 16:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Stoke-on-Trent uncovered more than 25,000 illegal cigarettes, 12 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 19 litres of alcohol.

Eleven arrested on suspicion of laundering £50m

Jan 29, 2015 14:30 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Eleven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol and VAT fraud.

Two arrested in Co Tyrone tax fraud investigation

Jan 28, 2015 15:34 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two businessmen from Co Tyrone, believed to be connected to a suspected Income Tax and VAT fraud estimated at £640,000, have been arrested as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Suspected £12 million tobacco fraud foiled

Jan 28, 2015 13:37 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Three men have been arrested in connection with a suspected £12 million tobacco fraud as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Tobacco and cash seized in West Midlands raids

Jan 28, 2015 13:05 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) More than one million suspected illicit cigarettes have been seized during an operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Birmingham and Smethwick.

London beauty businesses caught out in minimum wage blitz

Jan 28, 2015 09:55 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A crackdown on businesses failing to pay the National Minimum Wage in Hackney has found five employees who are potentially owed over £3,500 in unpaid wages.

Co Down man arrested for suspected tax fraud

Jan 22, 2015 16:02 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A 56-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a suspected tax fraud linked to the property market, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Countdown to tax return deadline

Jan 21, 2015 11:25 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) There are just 10 days left to send your 2013-14 tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and avoid a £100 late-filing penalty.

Essex civil servant jailed for tax credits fraud

Jan 20, 2015 12:20 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An Essex woman who fraudulently claimed over £86,000 in tax credits by lying about her personal circumstances to receive higher payments has been sentenced.