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.
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.
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).
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).