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Smuggled cigarette suppliers sentenced

Smuggled cigarette suppliers sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 16:22 BST

Three men, who were caught supplying or receiving almost half a million smuggled cigarettes in Surrey, have been sentenced for evading more than £115,000 in excise duty.

Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Table top tobacco crime gang sentenced

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 09:03 GMT

Six members of an organised crime network, which smuggled almost three million illicit cigarettes into the UK hidden in hollowed-out table tops, have been sentenced for their role in evading more than £657,000 in taxes. Four of the men were jailed for a total of ten years and two months.

Charity Con Criminals Jailed

Charity Con Criminals Jailed

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 17:31 BST

Two men who faked charity donations so they could fraudulently claim more than £5 million in Gift Aid repayments have been jailed for a total of 19 years between them after their scam was uncovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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.

No hiding place as tax fraudster jailed

No hiding place as tax fraudster jailed

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2015 16:08 GMT

A former Leicestershire window fitter, who changed his name by deed-poll in order to avoid capture after he was arrested for VAT fraud, has been jailed for 22 months.

British businessman gets jail time for tax fraud

British businessman gets jail time for tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2015 15:26 GMT

A British businessman and former owner of Croydon Athletic Football Club has been jailed for two years for failing to declare and pay tax on income he received from his multi-million pound property portfolio.

VAT fraudster who stole records from employer jailed

VAT fraudster who stole records from employer jailed

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2015 15:29 BST

A man who reclaimed £166,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments, using information he stole from his employer, has been jailed.

Eleven arrested on suspicion of laundering £50m

Eleven arrested on suspicion of laundering £50m

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2015 14:30 GMT

Eleven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of a multi-million pound alcohol and VAT fraud.

Lights out for electrician jailed for VAT fraud

Lights out for electrician jailed for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Jun 09, 2014 13:18 BST

An electrician from Surrey who fraudulently claimed over £1.5 million in VAT repayments to fund a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for three years and eight months.

Reading workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation

Reading workshop offers small high-tech firms advice on innovation

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 13:03 GMT

Small and medium-sized high-tech companies are being invited to a free workshop in Reading on support available for business growth, research and development (R&D) tax credits and innovation. The event will be held on Thursday 3 April at the Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading University.

£2.4 million payback for high life fraudster

£2.4 million payback for high life fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2013 11:27 BST

A businessman, jailed for his role in a £38 million VAT fraud, has been ordered to repay crime profits of £2.4 million, within six months, or stay in jail for a further seven years.