HMRC Related Fraud & VAT
16th Jun 2021
Detention of seized cash
HMRC seized £35,000 cash in plastic carrier bags from a Mr Mann as it was suspected he was fraudulently evading excise duty. Boxes of vodka worth around £220,000 had also bee...
8th Aug 2019
Local Authorities Get Tough on Sub-letting
As Airbnb listings in London soar to 80,000, up 400% from 2015 figures, Westminster Council is cracking down on those who use the site to unlawfully sublet social housi...
26th Jun 2019
Recently, three men from Halifax were convicted after one of them was found to have run a company whilst disqualified. The other two were convicted of assisting him.
If you're thi...
11th Mar 2019
Facilitating Tax Evasion
HMRC is reported to be investigating alleged violations of a new criminal offence, part of the crackdown on money laundering, for the first time.
A freedom of information reques...
27th Feb 2019
Counterfeit Currency - You May Pay a Very High Price
In straitened financial circumstances, it can be tempting to consider purchasing counterfeit money. While the price of such 'currency' fluctuates widely, it i...
13th Feb 2019
Pensions - Time to Rethink Corporate Responsibility
The government has published proposals to punish individuals who mishandle pension scheme management. Two new offences are proposed.
The first will ta...