Gang ringleaders jailed for running UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory
The masterminds behind a £10 million fraud have been jailed after they were caught running the UK’s largest illegal tobacco factory, which could produce 140 packs of cigarettes a minute.
Spoil your loved one, with HMRC’s Valentine’s Day cash boost
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is proposing to married couples and those in civil partnerships to sign up to a £250 tax break this Valentine’s Day.
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.
Duo jailed for £1m property fraud
A pair of fraudsters who bought and sold over 50 properties but failed to pay nearly £1 million in tax, have been jailed for more than eight years.
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.
Breakthrough controls stop phone fraudsters spoofing HMRC
New defensive controls deployed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have put an end to fraudster’s spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.
Five arrested as part of £12m VAT fraud and money laundering investigation
Five people have been arrested and charged as part of an ongoing joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Police Scotland into alleged money laundering and VAT fraud worth £12 million.
Crooked courier caught with £776k dirty cash jailed for two years
A criminal cash courier, who was caught at a North Stevenage hotel with more than £774,000 stuffed in carrier bags, has been jailed.
Payback time for security company director
A Gloucester security services company director, who was jailed for stealing almost half a million pounds in tax, must pay back £67,424 or face another two years in jail and still owe the money.
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.
Two arrests in suspected £12m tax fraud
Two men have been arrested as part of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £12 million VAT fraud.
Wiltshire businessman jailed in £190k tax scam
A company director, who stole more than £190,000 in tax, has been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Cigarette smuggler jailed
A lorry driver who was caught smuggling millions of cigarettes into the UK, has been jailed for 14 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Tobacco tax fraudster ordered to repay £478K
The jailed ringleader of an illegal cigarette network in Blackburn has been ordered to pay back £478,693.
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.
Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order
An East Kilbride mechanic, who was jailed for a £208,000 tax and National Insurance fraud, has been told to pay up.
Security company director under lock and key
The director of a Gloucester security services company, who stole almost half a million pounds in tax, has been jailed for three years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Fake accountant jailed for tax scam
A Derby bookkeeper who pretended to be a fully qualified accountant to steal £143,957 through tax fraud, sending more than £100,000 of it to a woman he’d never met in Canada, has been jailed.
£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.