Former BHS boss guilty of tax evasion
Dominic Chappell, who bought BHS for £1 in 2015, has been found guilty of evading tax of £584,000. He has been jailed for six years.
Jail sentence dished out to Indian restaurant owner
The owner of Indian restaurants across Dorset has been jailed for a £200,000 tax fraud after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Flying and ferry fleeing fugitives grounded over £1m VAT scam
Father and son tax fugitives are finally behind bars after being captured in Spain and extradited to the UK.
£1m property VAT scam trio sentenced
Three tax fraudsters have been sentenced to a total of nearly 10 years in prison - two in their absence after they absconded - for their role in stealing almost £1 million in VAT repayments for building houses that never existed.
Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster
A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.
Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids
Seven men and three women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £35 million pound tax fraud and money laundering.
‘Fantasist’ furniture fixer’s fabric-ated fraud fails
A Wiltshire woman, who falsely claimed to be a furniture restorer to commit a £166,000 VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud
The co-owner of a Hampshire chain of children’s nurseries who stole £950,000 from his employees - through money deducted from their salaries as tax and National Insurance - has been jailed for five and a half years.
Six arrested in suspected £200k tax fraud
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.
Cruise ship renovator sunk by £1.7m VAT fraud
A Southampton businessman who stole more than £1.7 million of taxpayers’ money to prop up his failing businesses and maintain a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for five and a half years following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Wiltshire pair sentenced for VAT fraud
The former director of an eco-electrical manufacturing company has been sentenced, alongside the company’s Finance and IT Manager, for a £220,000 VAT fraud following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Southampton mum jailed for benefit fraud
A woman from Southampton who stole £109,000 in benefits and Tax Credits by fraudulently claiming she was single has been jailed for nine months.
Clean sweep as counterfeit tobacco gang jailed
A gang of four from Southampton, who mixed floor sweepings into their counterfeit tobacco, have been jailed for a total of 11 years and three months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Tobacco and alcohol seized in Southampton
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Southampton has uncovered more than 8,000 cigarettes, 5.7 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 500 litres of alcohol.
Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud
Nine people have been arrested and two illegal tobacco processing plants discovered after an investigation into suspected tobacco duty evasion of £11 million and associated money laundering offences.
Tax crackdown on hidden wealth in South East and South
Tax cheats in the South East and South who hide their wealth are being targeted as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce.
Tax crackdown on South East and South road transport industry
Tax cheats in the South East and South road transport industry are being targeted as part of an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce.
Winchester woman arrested on suspicion of £320k VAT fraud
A Winchester businesswoman has been arrested on suspicion of VAT fraud estimated at £320,000.
Southampton man arrested on suspicion of £1.9m tax fraud
A Southampton businessman has been arrested on suspicion of VAT and Income Tax fraud estimated at £1.9 million.