Payback time for criminals in one of the UK’s biggest tax frauds
Five tax fraudsters who were part of a crime group involved in one of the UK’s biggest tax frauds have been ordered to repay £20 million, or face more time behind bars and still owe the money.
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.
Tobacco, drugs and counterfeit goods seized in Banbury
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Banbury uncovered 4,700 cigarettes, more than eight and a half kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, two kilos of chewing tobacco, and a bag of tobacco leaves, all believed to be illicit.
Six jailed for total of 45 years as HMRC smashes £100m fraud
Six members of a crime group have been jailed for a £107.9 million fraud in one of the UK’s biggest tax crimes.
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.
Web of deceit lands Gloucestershire company director in jail
A Gloucestershire businessman, who stole almost £265,000 of taxpayers’ money by claiming false VAT repayments for his web development company, has been jailed for three-and-a-half 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.
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).
Cheltenham nightclub boss jailed for VAT fraud
A nightclub director from Cheltenham who submitted false invoices in an attempt to steal almost £40,000 in VAT has been jailed for eight months, following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Oxfordshire workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation
Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Oxfordshire on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Wednesday 30 April at the Satellite Applications Catapult offices at Harwell Oxford, Didcot.
Seven arrested for suspected £12m VAT fraud
Six men and one woman have been arrested in a series of raids across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London as part of an investigation into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.
Cigarette smuggling money men ordered to pay back £2.7 million
The financial backers of a criminal enterprise that attempted to smuggle 20 million cigarettes into the UK by describing them as babies’ toys have been ordered to repay £2.7 million or face further jail terms.
Three arrested on suspicion of £900k tax fraud
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of Income Tax and VAT fraud estimated at £900,000 and associated money laundering offences.
Ascot plumber jailed for £160k tax fraud
A Berkshire plumber who failed to pay almost £160,000 in tax and National Insurance contributions over 15 years has been jailed.
Ringleaders jailed for 12.5m cigarette smuggling attempt
The ringleaders of a gang involved in the illegal importation of millions of cigarettes through Dover have been jailed.