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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.

Former police officer jailed and ex-rugby star sentenced in Formula 1 film tax scam

Former police officer jailed and ex-rugby star sentenced in Formula 1 film tax scam

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 18:14 BST

A former police officer, financial adviser and a City trader have been jailed for a total of eight years for a £2.4 million tax scam after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Working at the car wash didn't pay for fraudster caught in HMRC blitz

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 10:27 BST

A car wash owner who failed to pay £100,000 duty on more than 400,000 cigarettes has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.

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Crooked property developer sentenced for VAT fraud

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 12:20 BST

A city accountant turned property developer who created false invoices to commit £260,000 VAT fraud has been sentenced.

HMRC slays tax-avoiding Cyclops

HMRC slays tax-avoiding Cyclops

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

HMRC wins tax avoidance case worth £55 million.

Tax avoidance film scheme flops

Tax avoidance film scheme flops

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:42 GMT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has defeated a tax avoidance film scheme promoted by Goldcrest Pictures Ltd worth nearly £44 million.

Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Getting to the root of tax avoidance

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won a landmark case against a tax avoidance scheme promoter that could lead to the recovery of £110 million.

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Ten arrested in suspected £35m money laundering and tax fraud raids

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 15:41 BST

Seven men and three women have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a suspected £35 million pound tax fraud and money laundering.

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 13:17 BST

The mastermind of a six-strong gang that laundered £240,000 by setting up a fake catering business, has been jailed for three and a half years.

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Dudley director sentenced for £1.3m tax fraud

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 14:31 BST

A businessmen from Dudley, who committed a £1.3m VAT fraud to keep his business afloat, has been jailed today for 4 years and 3 months after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

HMRC wins £35 million tax avoidance case against global bank

HMRC wins £35 million tax avoidance case against global bank

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2017 00:01 BST

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won a tax avoidance case worth £35 million against global banking group BNP Paribas.

‘Brain disorder research’ scheme guilty of tax avoidance

‘Brain disorder research’ scheme guilty of tax avoidance

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 12:57 BST

HM Revenue and Customs has won a legal battle against a tax avoidance scheme, which claimed £122 million was spent on research into brain disorders, when only £7 million of it reached a genuine research company.

Improved customer service and record-breaking crack-down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance

Improved customer service and record-breaking crack-down on avoidance, evasion and non-compliance

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2017 16:47 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today published its 2016-17 annual report.

No artful dodge for film scheme

No artful dodge for film scheme

Press Releases   •   Mar 17, 2017 09:00 GMT

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won a tax avoidance case against film partnership schemes that acquired interests in films that included The Queen and the Roman Polanski remake of Oliver Twist, protecting more than £26m of taxpayers’ money.

Building company’s tax avoidance scheme exposed

Building company’s tax avoidance scheme exposed

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2017 08:00 GMT

A tax tribunal has ruled against a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme used by Crest Nicholson, one of the UK’s largest house builders, meaning it will have to pay the £1.3m it owes.

 Ladbrokes’ luck runs out in £71 million tax avoidance case

Ladbrokes’ luck runs out in £71 million tax avoidance case

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2017 12:11 GMT

Ladbrokes has lost a long running legal battle with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), costing the high street bookie £71 million.

Glazing salesman in double tax scam

Glazing salesman in double tax scam

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 09:35 GMT

A South Yorkshire double glazing salesman who was convicted of a £144,000 tax fraud has been jailed – after evading a further £20,000 while on bail awaiting sentence.

Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster

Time’s up for luxury watch fraudster

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2016 14:51 BST

​A luxury watch dealer, who dodged £1.25 million in tax by falsifying import paperwork to show Rolexes, Cartiers and Breitlings were worth as little as $50, has been jailed for three years.

Taxman brings in billions of tax upfront from tax avoiders

Taxman brings in billions of tax upfront from tax avoiders

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2016 09:58 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected £3 billion by forcing those under investigation for tax avoidance to pay up disputed tax immediately, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison announced today. The move continues the government clampdown on tax avoidance following last month’s announcement that enablers of tax avoidance will face tough new sanctions.

HMRC wins blockbuster tax avoidance cases

HMRC wins blockbuster tax avoidance cases

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2016 10:07 BST

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has won two major tax avoidance battles against the Ingenious Film Partnership and Icebreaker avoidance schemes in cases worth more than £820 million in tax owed and interest.