Press Releases

Government ramps up efforts to tackle digital multinational tax risks

Mar 25, 2015 14:57 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today confirmed it is working with five other tax authorities to share information about how digital multinationals might be shifting their profits to tax havens.

Lorry driver jailed for alcohol fraud

Mar 25, 2015 10:02 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A lorry driver who was caught attempting to smuggle 63,342 litres of alcohol into the UK, stealing £90,000 in duty and taxes, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

​Morley double-glazing salesman sentenced

Mar 24, 2015 13:28 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A double-glazing salesman from Leeds who hid his earnings from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for six years has been sentenced.

Two arrests in Norfolk fuel fraud raid

Mar 24, 2015 12:00 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two men from Great Yarmouth have been arrested and a diesel laundering plant, capable of evading over £1.3 million in duty and taxes a year, dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on Friday (20 March).

Pastor sentenced for tax fraud

Mar 23, 2015 15:36 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A self-employed Hertfordshire pastor, who withheld details of his income to dodge £72,000 in tax, has been sentenced today after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Arrest in Co Tyrone fuel fraud investigation

Mar 20, 2015 17:01 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A 43-year-old man has been arrested and a diesel laundering plant dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) this morning.

UPDATE – Operation Bannock Cash seized during fraud searches

Mar 20, 2015 16:57 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men and three women were arrested and almost £1 million in cash seized in the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man on Wednesday (18 March) as part of an investigation into a suspected £21 million VAT and money laundering fraud.

Four men arrested on suspicion of money laundering

Mar 20, 2015 12:23 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men have been arrested in London and Hampshire on suspicion of money laundering offences.

Four jailed for £4m VAT fraud

Mar 19, 2015 14:16 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men from London have been jailed for a total of 20 years after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) discovered they had stolen £4 million in VAT and laundered it through a number of bank accounts – including that of a deceased colleague.

UPDATE – Operation Bannock Seventh arrest during fraud searches

Mar 18, 2015 09:18 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Seven people have now been arrested in the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of Man as part of an investigation, codenamed Operation Bannock, into a suspected £21 million VAT and money laundering fraud. Significant amounts of cash and business records have been seized.