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  • 24 Feb 2024 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Observer reported recently on the fall in HMRC’s civil investigations into tax fraud. According to figures obtained by the TBIJ via a freedom of information request, HMRC’s Fraud Investigation team followed up over 37,000 leads in 2018/19, but this had reduced to just over 21,000 in 2022/23. The data also reveals the number of civil cases taken by HMRC fell from 17,424 to 12,584 across the same period.

  • 27 Jan 2024 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ex-Formula One owner agreed to pay over £650 million to settle a case in October.

    A more than half-billion pound tax settlement for former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone made him the second-biggest tax payer in the UK last year, the Sunday Times Tax List has suggested.

  • 27 Jan 2024 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has paid over £509,000 ($650,000, €596,000) to whistleblowers in the 2022/2023 financial year, according to research by international law firm RPC.

    The amount of money being paid to individuals providing evidence about tax fraud has increased by £14,000 from 2021/22 and up 75% from five years ago.

  • 20 Jan 2024 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An insurance company partner who has wrecked his life and career by cheating the Inland Revenue out of almost £50,000 in tax was spared an immediate jail term at Gloucester Crown Court on Monday (January 15).

    Martin Wright, 59, of East Lealands, Box, near Stroud, was a partner in nationwide insurance firm and living in a Cotswolds house currently estimated to be worth about £900,000 when he committed the false accounting offence against HMRC that led to his financial downfall.

  • 23 Dec 2023 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aberdeen Italian restaurant boss, Masoud Mehri, has been jailed for 58 weeks after he failed to pay more than £50,000 in taxes.

    Mr Mehri ran the now-closed Piccolo on Bon Accord Terrace in Aberdeen.

  • 18 Dec 2023 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Over 20 restaurants and takeaways across the UK have been raided by HMRC as part of a government crackdown on electronic till fraud.

  • 18 Dec 2023 5:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Inland Revenue

    The Inland Revenue has launched a series of unannounced visits on takeaways and restaurants leading to interviews under caution with several people, including from St Helens.

  • 26 Oct 2023 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HMRC has issued a warning to the UK’s army of self-employed workers, urging them to “be on the lookout” for tax scams, following thousands of reports of attempted fraud from taxpayers in the last 12 months.

    With the Self Assessment deadline of 31st January 2024 approaching, the alert is a timely reminder to take caution against suspected scams.

  • 19 Oct 2023 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has plead guilty and agreed to pay a civil settlement of £652,634,836 after admitting to fraud.

    The 92-year-old said “I plead guilty” at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday when accused of failing to declare more than £400m held in a trust in Singapore to the government.

  • 19 Oct 2023 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has admitted fraud after failing to declare more than £400 million held in a trust in Singapore to the Government.

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