HMRC prioritise applications to use denatured alcohol in hand sanitising products
Manufacturers of hand sanitisers and gels will have their applications for denatured alcohol fast-tracked during the coronavirus outbreak, HMRC have set out today (18 March).
Tax fraud brothers jailed for £3.6m alcohol scam
Two London-based brothers, who evaded £3.6 million in tax by distributing alcohol smuggled into the UK, have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years.
The fraudster, the liar and the £60k booze scam
A fraudster, who evaded nearly £60,000 in duty on smuggled alcohol, has been jailed, with his dishonest associate also sentenced after lying to investigators.
Fake vodka factory found in Liverpool
An illegal alcohol factory, producing potentially toxic vodka, has been found in an industrial unit in Aintree.
Tax fraudsters sentenced for £46m wine scam
A pair of London fraudsters, who evaded £46.5 million in tax by smuggling wine into the UK, have been sentenced for a total of 17.5 years.
Six arrested in suspected £440m alcohol and money laundering raids
Five men and a woman have been arrested in the West Midlands and the South of England as part of a joint investigation by UK and French authorities into a suspected £440m alcohol fraud and money laundering.
Adventure ends for day-trip tobacco smugglers
Three men from Essex, who masqueraded as day-trippers on coaches to the continent to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes back into the UK, have been sentenced.
Money laundering pair snared by traffic jam
A London money launderer and his accomplice, whose bid to escape arrest by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was thwarted by a traffic jam, have been jailed for a total of eight-and-a-half years for laundering £5.9m.
From cellar to cell for wine trader conman
A Wanstead businessman, who claimed to trade in fine wines and diamonds but instead conned investors to fund a lavish lifestyle, buying luxury cars and hundreds of pairs of expensive trainers, has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for a £350,000 fraud.
Crime duo sentenced for laundering dirty cash
Two men have been sentenced for laundering the profits of crime after they were caught with cash totalling £166,000, in an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
£15m fraud gang jailed
A criminal gang caught red-handed with bundles of ‘dirty’ cash, part of £15 million made from selling alcohol illegally in the UK, has been jailed for a total of 19 years.
Minister urges wholesalers to register for alcohol scheme
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Damian Hinds has written to thousands of businesses urging them to apply for the new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme.
Tobacco crime gang sentenced
Five men have been sentenced for their role in trying to inundate the UK with illicit cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost duty and taxes, and attempting to launder their criminal profits.
Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in Somerset
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in Somerset led to the arrest of one man, and uncovered more than 45,000 cigarettes and over 80 litres of spirits.
Prepare for registration scheme, alcohol wholesalers urged
Alcohol wholesalers need to start preparing to apply for the new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme, HM Revenue and Customs urged today.
68,000 litres of alcohol seized in overnight operation
Over 68 thousand litres of alcohol and three lorries have been seized in an overnight operation to crackdown on excise fraud and smuggling in the Port of Dover.
Lorry driver jailed for alcohol fraud
A lorry driver who was caught attempting to smuggle 63,342 litres of alcohol into the UK, stealing £90,000 in duty and taxes, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Money launderers jailed for 12 years
A pair of money launderers that helped “clean up” millions of pounds of dirty cash have been jailed for a total of 12 years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.
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.