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).
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.
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).
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).
Construction industry gang jailed for £8 million fraud
A 20-strong gang from the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Manchester has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.