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Six arrested in suspected £200k tax fraud

Jun 04, 2015 11:39 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Five people from the West Midlands and one from Dorset have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in an estimated £200,000 Self Assessment fraud.

Van driver jailed for tobacco fraud

May 15, 2015 13:52 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A van driver was jailed yesterday after 1.37 million smuggled cigarettes found in his van were seized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in Manchester.

UKITA member EPX celebrates ten years of trading

Apr 16, 2015 17:11 BST UK IT Association Two young entrepreneurs, who first met at University, celebrated their first decade in business last week. It was while studying IT at Staffordshire University that Dan, 30, first met co-director Mark Pennington, also 30, at a local student club night.

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.

UKITA member Active Communications celebrates 25 years in business

Nov 12, 2014 13:08 GMT UK IT Association Four years ago, Pete Jacobs from Active Communications, Coventry, was quoted as saying ‘I’m looking forward to our next milestone of twenty five years, then I can say did we really achieve all that?’

Nov 06, 2014 11:27 GMT UK IT Association UKITA Chair Helen Brewster is behind a Kickstarter campaign to raise £18,000 to launch an online platform to help carers plan, communicate and share the care of an unwell loved one. The innovative software solution has been developed to reduce the stress, anxiety, fatigue and geographical & social isolation when caring for someone.

Cigarette smuggling gang jailed

Oct 27, 2014 13:51 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Two men who tried to hide their criminal cash by stashing it inside their wardrobes have been jailed along with one other member of their cigarette smuggling gang, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). A fourth gang member will be sentenced next month.

Crackdown on VAT tax dodgers in Nottingham

Sep 19, 2014 12:33 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A taskforce tackling fraudulent VAT repayments in the Nottingham area was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Going…Going…Gone! BBC’s Nick Davies flogs antiques for stroke

Aug 18, 2014 10:30 BST Stroke Association

Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster

Aug 07, 2014 16:57 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).