HMRC spearheads worldwide tax fraud probe
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has helped spearhead a global day of action against the suspected tax evasion and money laundering of more than £200m in the UK alone.
Secret curry purchases catch tax evader
The owner of an Indian restaurant in Staffordshire has been jailed for two years after stealing £90,000 in tax after test purchases revealed his fraud.
Somerset dairy farmers who milked £1.9m from VAT system jailed
A father and daughter who ran a Somerset dairy farm, have been jailed for a total of nine and a half years for illegally claiming £1.9 million by making fraudulent VAT returns.
Staffordshire company director jailed for VAT fraud
A Staffordshire company director, who pretended to trade in designer jewellery, IT services and sports equipment to steal more than £204,000 VAT, has been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) exposed his fraud.
Construction of lies lands businessmen in jail
Two businessmen, who set up construction companies solely to fraudulently claim over £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced today.
Five men sentenced in £600k tobacco tax fraud
Five men who were part of illegal tobacco smuggling rings in the Midlands and Buckinghamshire have been sentenced in a £600,000 tax fraud.
VAT fraud gang ordered to repay more than £114m criminal profits
Operation Vaulter update Four convicted fraudsters, who were part of an 18-strong crime gang involved in a vast mobile phone VAT fraud, have been ordered to repay more than £111 million in criminal profits.
Six arrested in suspected £4m tax fraud investigation
Six people, one a financial adviser, have been arrested as part of an investigation into a suspected £4 million Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax evasion and money laundering fraud.
VAT fraudsters ordered to repay criminal profits
Convicted fraudsters, who were part of an 18-strong crime gang that stole £20 million in a mobile phone VAT fraud, have been ordered to repay over £2.3 million, as part of ongoing confiscation proceedings by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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).
Gang leader ordered to pay back £700,000 or face four years in prison
The leader of a criminal gang jailed for fraud and money laundering has been ordered to pay back more than £700,000 or serve a further four years behind bars.
Benefit fraud medium didn’t see jail term coming
A medium who toured the world and touted his spiritual abilities online has been jailed for illegally claiming disability benefits and failing to pay tax.
Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Crewe
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Crewe uncovered more than 14,400 illegal cigarettes and over 142 litres of alcohol.
Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Stoke-on-Trent
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Stoke-on-Trent uncovered more than 25,000 illegal cigarettes, 12 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 19 litres of alcohol.
Eight arrested after nationwide fuel fraud raids
Two diesel laundering plants, capable of producing nearly 120,000 litres of suspected illicit fuel a day, evading almost £12.5 million in taxes a year, have been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
VAT fraud identity thieves jailed
Two men and a woman who hijacked 56 identities in order to steal over £1.3 million in VAT repayments have been jailed, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Crackdown on VAT tax dodgers in the Midlands
A taskforce tackling fraudulent VAT repayments in the Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke and Wolverhampton areas was launched today by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
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.
Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster
Payback time for electrical VAT fraudster A Staffordshire man jailed for stealing over £372,000 by making fraudulent VAT repayment claims has been ordered to pay money back or face an extra two years in jail. The confiscation order comes after a financial investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).