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.
Restaurant owner must pay £1.2m or face 7 years behind bars
A restaurant owner who laundered cash stolen by his VAT fraudster wife has been ordered to hand over £1.2 million within three months or face an extra seven-and-a-half years in jail.
PPI call centre boss and his accountant jailed in £2.3m tax probe
The director of a Basingstoke call centre business and an accountant, have been jailed for a total of seven and a half years after an investigation into a £2.3m income tax, National Insurance and VAT fraud.
Owner of Chinese restaurants £1m tax fraud goes to pot
An owner of two Chinese restaurants, who stole more than £1 million in tax by claiming his business made pottery and had a tiny turnover, has been jailed for three years.
Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud
A former builder, who falsely claimed £750,000 of VAT repayments to pay for gambling and living expenses, has been jailed for two years and eight months.
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.
24 years in jail for VAT fraud gang
Six members of a gang, including a former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee and two unqualified accountants, who stole more than £2.4m in VAT payments have been jailed for more than 24 years.
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.
Hampshire property tax fraudster jailed
A Hampshire property landlord, who failed to declare Capital Gains Tax from the sale of properties evading £157,725, has been jailed for two years and three months.
Former Ascot property developer jailed for £640k fraud
A former Ascot-based property developer, who hijacked details of an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands and forged documents to commit fraud and evade VAT, has been jailed for three years and seven months. He was also trading while disqualified as a company director.
‘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.
‘Free Wi-Fi gang’ sentenced for £10m smuggling tax fraud
A gang of five men, who met at roadside cafes and used free public Wi-Fi to try and hide their £10 million cigarette smuggling ring, have been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.
Hampshire car wash owner prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences
A Southampton car wash owner is the first employer in Hampshire to be prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster
A luxury watch dealer, who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years.
Two jailed for smuggling 2.7m cigarettes
Two men have been jailed after they were caught red-handed using a Hampshire barn to store more than 2.7 million smuggled cigarettes, evading around £660,000 in excise duty.
Payback time for payroll tax fraudster
A businessman from Reading, who stole more than £1 million from his workers’ pay packets, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £884,023, within six months, or remain in prison for a further six years.
Legal representative jailed for tax fraud
A former legal representative has been jailed for two years and eight months for hiding his earnings from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and failing to pay around a quarter of a million pounds in tax and National Insurance Contributions.
Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash
A furniture importer from Brighton who allowed hollow statues of the religious icon Buddha to be used to smuggle more than 100,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced today.