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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).

Staffordshire resident tackles Great North Run for stroke

Aug 06, 2014 10:42 BST Stroke Association

Construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud

Jul 30, 2014 14:33 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A 20-strong gang from the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Manchester has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Jul 23, 2014 15:00 BST Stroke Association

First Seven Companies Certified to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme

Jun 24, 2014 16:51 BST UK IT Association A week after the government launched the Cyber Essentials Scheme, seven small companies have already successfully achieved certification using IASME on-line self assessment.The Cyber Essentials Scheme focuses on the 5 most important technical security controls, identified as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of successful cyberattacks over the last few years.

Bodging builder jailed for £96k VAT fraud

Jun 16, 2014 10:32 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A West Midlands builder who set up multiple fake companies to commit a £96,000 VAT fraud, and left some of his customers with unfinished work, has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.

Burton and District Stroke Club wins national award

Jun 12, 2014 09:00 BST Stroke Association Burton and District Stroke Club, based in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, has been recognised for the support and advice they offer local stroke survivor with a 2014 Life After Stroke Award