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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.

Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

Bumper sum due as mechanic is told to pay £208,000 confiscation order

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 12:16 GMT

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

Security company director under lock and key

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2018 16:22 GMT

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).

Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Wheels come off mechanic’s tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 12:58 GMT

An East Kilbride mechanic, who failed to pay almost £210,000 of tax and National Insurance due on self-employed earnings, has been jailed for 18 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Payback time for Scottish fraudsters

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2017 16:01 GMT

A former company director and his ex-wife, who were jailed in March 2017 for a total of six years and nine months for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Payback time for Dorset tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:46 GMT

A Christchurch builder, who evaded more than £128,000 in tax, has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months, or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money.

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Tax fiddler on the roof jailed

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 12:28 BST

A self-employed Kent roofer, who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in Income Tax, has been jailed for 20 months after he was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Male stripping bosses’ tax and benefit crimes laid bare

Male stripping bosses’ tax and benefit crimes laid bare

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 14:49 BST

The founder of a well-known male stripping troupe has been jailed, alongside an associate, after the pair admitted a series of tax and benefit frauds of more than £350,000.

Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster

Payback time for TV advert tax fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 15:04 BST

A double-glazing salesman and TV advert celebrity from Burnley, who was sentenced for tax fraud in 2016, has been ordered to repay £50,000 in stolen taxes.

HMRC nails last of 17 construction tax cheats

HMRC nails last of 17 construction tax cheats

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 15:04 BST

A Loughborough electrician, who failed to declare his earnings to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for seven years, has been sentenced as the final defendant in a near £643,000 tax fraud investigation

Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Bus operator jailed as £1m scam hits the skids

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2016 17:37 BST

A Luton businessman, who provided bus services for vulnerable people, has been sentenced for a £1 million tax fraud.

IT consultant jailed for tax fraud

IT consultant jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2016 16:19 BST

An IT consultant who lied about his earnings to avoid paying tax of more than £170,000 has been jailed.

Jail for tax-cheating takeaway boss

Jail for tax-cheating takeaway boss

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 15:18 GMT

A Leicestershire takeaway owner who cooked his books to steal £165,000 in tax has been jailed for 28 months.

College principal sentenced for tax fraud and ordered to repay profits

College principal sentenced for tax fraud and ordered to repay profits

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 13:57 GMT

A college principal who failed to declare the money he made from renting out properties has been sentenced for evading Income Tax. He was also ordered to repay £283,886.47 within three months, or face three years behind bars.

Construction company boss jailed for dodging tax

Construction company boss jailed for dodging tax

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 14:32 GMT

A construction company owner who stole £300,000 in Income Tax and VAT has been jailed for two years, after a joint investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Insolvency Service.

Legal representative jailed for tax fraud

Legal representative jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 09:30 GMT

A former legal representative has been jailed for two years and eight months for hiding his earnings from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and failing to pay around a quarter of a million pounds in tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Payback for gang behind fuel and VAT fraud

Payback for gang behind fuel and VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 15:23 GMT

Three men jailed for 13 years for their part in a multi-million pound fuel and VAT fraud have been ordered to pay back almost £6.9 million or face more time behind bars.

World-renowned professor of heart disease sentenced for tax fraud

World-renowned professor of heart disease sentenced for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2015 15:44 BST

An award-winning NHS heart specialist, who lied about his income to avoid paying Income Tax and National Insurance, has been ordered to pay a fine of £200,000 within 28 days or face two and a half years in prison.

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Hampshire nursery boss jailed for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 13:05 BST

The co-owner of a Hampshire chain of children’s nurseries who stole £950,000 from his employees - through money deducted from their salaries as tax and National Insurance - has been jailed for five and a half years.

Cruise ship renovator sunk by £1.7m VAT fraud

Cruise ship renovator sunk by £1.7m VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2015 15:11 BST

A Southampton businessman who stole more than £1.7 million of taxpayers’ money to prop up his failing businesses and maintain a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for five and a half years following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).