Press Releases

​Worcester resident is embarking on a 2,600 mile motorcycle trip to raise funds for the Stroke Association

Aug 04, 2015 11:00 BST Stroke Association Alex Husband, 44, from Leigh, is embarking on a 2,600 mile long road motorcycle challenge around the UK mainland on Saturday 12 September. He'll be raising vital funds for the Stroke Association after his mother-in-law had a devastating stroke three years ago.

Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation

Jul 27, 2015 14:13 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Six people, one a financial adviser, have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £4 million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation

Jul 15, 2015 13:46 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.

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.