Press Releases

Employment and Payroll Group launched by HMRC

Nov 26, 2014 13:23 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The inaugural meeting of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) new stakeholder group, the Employment and Payroll Group (EPG), will be held on 4 December, it was announced today.

Customs raid illegal fuel operations

Nov 25, 2014 13:17 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two suspected diesel laundering plants, capable evading an estimated £12 million in duty between them, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Essex and Merseyside.

Nov 25, 2014 10:40 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An illegal tobacco processing factory has been discovered at an industrial unit in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire.

Family smuggling gang sentenced

Nov 21, 2014 17:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A gang of North East smugglers, including four members of the same family, has been sentenced today after their £750,000 tobacco smuggling ring was smashed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Nov 21, 2014 16:53 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) The director of a Cambridgeshire company who ignored trade sanctions and exported over £3 million worth of banned products has been told that he and his company must pay over a total of £1.14 million of criminal profits within six months.

Government strengthens safeguards for direct action to recover debts

Nov 21, 2014 09:33 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Plans to recover tax and tax credit debts directly from the bank accounts of people and businesses who refuse to pay what they owe will include strong safeguards to protect vulnerable taxpayers, the government announced today.

Cigarettes seized in Manchester

Nov 20, 2014 15:21 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A man has been arrested after 1.37 million suspected smuggled cigarettes were seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Manchester yesterday.

Haulage directors sentenced for VAT fraud

Nov 20, 2014 10:53 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two haulage company directors who stole nearly £105,000 by faking vehicle purchases to claim VAT repayments have been sentenced.

Rochdale clothing boss jailed for VAT fraud

Nov 19, 2014 14:49 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A Rochdale businessman, who pocketed nearly £1.25 million in two VAT repayment frauds, has been jailed for five years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Southampton man arrested on suspicion of fraud

Nov 17, 2014 12:01 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A businessman from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of evading Income Tax, excise fraud and money laundering offences.