Regions: Isle of Wight
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four men arrested on suspicion of money laundering
Four men have been arrested in London and Hampshire on suspicion of money laundering offences.
Illegal tobacco factory uncovered in Hampshire
An illegal tobacco processing factory has been discovered at an industrial unit in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire.
Southampton man arrested on suspicion of fraud
A businessman from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of evading Income Tax, excise fraud and money laundering offences.
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.
Takeaway pizza pair jailed for £600k VAT scam
Two Hampshire businessmen who ran pizza franchises in the south of England have been jailed for a £600,000 VAT fraud.
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.