Ringleader of tobacco smuggling gang behind bars
A Leicester ringleader of an 11-strong tobacco smuggling gang that attempted to flood the UK streets with millions of illicit cigarettes, and evade more than £1 million in unpaid duty, has been jailed.
Fake accountant jailed for tax scam
A Derby bookkeeper who pretended to be a fully qualified accountant to steal £143,957 through tax fraud, sending more than £100,000 of it to a woman he’d never met in Canada, has been jailed.
Smuggled cigarettes land Ripley man in jail
A Derbyshire man, who was caught red-handed unloading more than eight million cigarettes from a shipping container that was supposed to be carrying tables and chairs, has been jailed for four years.
HMRC nails last of 17 construction tax cheats
A Loughborough electrician, who failed to declare his earnings to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for seven years, has been sentenced as the final defendant in a near £643,000 tax fraud investigation
Tax advisers arrested in suspected £132m tax fraud investigation
Three tax advisers have been arrested as part of a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation into a suspected £132 million tax fraud.
Martial Arts tax fraudsters caged
Five men, who were part of a seven-strong gang that tried to steal more than £1 million in tax by setting up sham companies they claimed traded in television broadcasting rights for cage fighting events, have been jailed for a total of almost 19 years.
Six arrested in suspected £22m tobacco fraud investigation
Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £22 million tobacco smuggling, tax evasion and money laundering fraud.
Gang member jailed for £1.9m VAT fraud
The final member of a gang, who attempted to fraudulently claim a £1.9m VAT refund, has been jailed for four years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Tax fraud proves fruitless for Derbyshire duo
A director of a Derbyshire ‘fruit and veg’ company and his bookkeeper, who attempted to claim more than £620,000 in VAT by creating fake invoices, have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled
A tobacco-processing machine, believed to be capable of producing more than £700,000 of illicit tobacco a day, has been seized in Derbyshire after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
VAT fraud gang jailed
The final member of a four-strong gang who attempted to steal £161,000 in a VAT fraud has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Derby accountant jailed for tax fraud
An accountant from Derby has been jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to seven tax fraud offences totalling over £65,000.
Illicit tobacco seized in Derby
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Derby uncovered more than 21,000 illegal cigarettes and 19 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.
Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Burton
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Burton Upon Trent uncovered more than 19,000 illegal cigarettes, seven kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 51 litres of alcohol.
Businessman sentenced in £10m money laundering fraud
A Nottingham man, whose business was used to launder £10 million of money obtained by criminals, has been sentenced following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Derbyshire man jailed for tax fraud
Derbyshire man jailed for tax fraud A 30-year-old Alfreton man who worked with an accomplice to try to swindle over £205,000 in tax repayments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been jailed today.
Trip to jail for £1.9m tourism advertising conmen
Three men who conned several UK companies by pretending they had £15 million to spend to promote tourism in Dubai have been jailed for more than 14 years, after attempting to fraudulently claim a £1.9 million VAT refund.
Sheffield workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation
Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Sheffield on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Wednesday 14 May at the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University.
15 arrested in suspected £30m VAT fraud investigation
Fifteen men have been arrested across the country as part of an investigation into a suspected £30 million VAT fraud linked to the electronic communications industry.
Nottingham crime gang sentenced
Four members of a five-strong family gang, who brought people into the UK to act as “benefit tourists” illegally claiming £1.2 million in tax credits and Child Benefit, have been sentenced today after an investigation led by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) a fifth gang member, Magdalena Ferkova, who has gone on the run will be sentenced on her capture.