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Payback time for security company director

Payback time for security company director

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 14:56 BST

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.

		‘Window tapping’ tobacco smuggling duo jailed

‘Window tapping’ tobacco smuggling duo jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 16:26 BST

Two men caught with an illegal shipment of tobacco at a Kent industrial estate have been jailed for a total of five-and-a-half years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Ringleader of tax fraud gang jailed

Ringleader of tax fraud gang jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2018 15:44 BST

The Leicester ringleader of a 19-strong gang has been jailed for four years and eight months after he led a £2.4 million VAT repayment fraud.

HMRC publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 to 2018
Money launderer ordered to pay back £98k

Money launderer ordered to pay back £98k

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2018 12:31 BST

A Staffordshire man, who was jailed for money laundering last year, must pay back more than £98,000 within three months or face another 12 months in jail.

‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps Tax Credits customers

‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps Tax Credits customers

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2018 10:00 BST

New and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by 31 July, has today been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

​Lorry driver loses his liberty

​Lorry driver loses his liberty

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 09:47 BST

A lorry driver who was promised £1,500 to smuggle tobacco into the UK has been jailed for 18 months.

West Yorkshire fuel fraudster jailed

West Yorkshire fuel fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 16:00 BST

A West Yorkshire oil dealer has been jailed for three and a half years for selling potentially harmful illegally laundered fuel to unsuspecting customers.

Record number of fake HMRC websites deactivated

Record number of fake HMRC websites deactivated

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2018 00:01 BST

New figures show that HMRC requested a record 20,750 malicious sites to be taken down in the past 12 months, an increase of 29% on the previous year.

Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud

Gambling Hampshire builder jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 18:30 BST

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.

One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost

One million married couples still eligible for £900 tax boost

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 12:38 BST

Around three million couples across the UK have boosted their finances with Marriage Allowance, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today.

Lawyer’s tax fraud lands him in jail

Lawyer’s tax fraud lands him in jail

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 15:49 BST

A barrister from North Wales, who specialises in cases of crime and serious fraud, has been jailed for 18 months - for tax fraud.

Trucker pays the price for tobacco smuggling

Trucker pays the price for tobacco smuggling

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 11:07 BST

A trucker who smuggled two tonnes of tobacco into the UK to avoid paying £371,000 in duty has been jailed for two years and three months.

Take the stress out of school holidays – government help with childcare

Take the stress out of school holidays – government help with childcare

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 00:01 BST

Almost a third of parents in Great Britain (31%) feel stressed trying to arrange childcare for the school holidays according to a new YouGov poll out today.

Crooked shopkeeper ordered to pay back £61K

Crooked shopkeeper ordered to pay back £61K

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 12:09 BST

A fraudster who was jailed for selling illegal cigarettes from his Wolverhampton shop has been told to pay back £61,000 or face another year behind bars.

Cack-handed smuggler jailed after  secret stash drops into lap of investigators

Cack-handed smuggler jailed after secret stash drops into lap of investigators

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 11:27 BST

A clumsy smuggler attempting to flood the UK with illicit tobacco and alcohol – evading nearly £1 million in excise duty – dropped his stash in front of investigating officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed

Money launderers caught with a stash of cash are jailed

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 17:21 BST

Two lorry drivers who were caught attempting to leave the UK with £143,000 cash hidden in their trailer have been jailed after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Low tax gap results in £71 billion for UK public services

Low tax gap results in £71 billion for UK public services

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2018 11:37 BST

The tax gap for 2016/17 is 5.7%, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed today.

Fridge gang sent to the cooler for £12 million tobacco smuggling fraud

Fridge gang sent to the cooler for £12 million tobacco smuggling fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2018 11:01 BST

A gang who smuggled illegal tobacco hidden inside fridges, microwaves and vacuum cleaners to evade £12 million in tax, have been jailed for a total of 21 years and five months.

Solihull online tax cheat jailed

Solihull online tax cheat jailed

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 10:18 BST

A West Midlands fraudster who paid no tax on the profit from his £3 million online business has been jailed for two years for evading £500,000 of tax.