Former ATT boss jailed for 8.5 years for fraud
Former president of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) Andrew Meeson and associate Peter Bradley have been jailed for eight-and-a-half years each for £5m tax fraud.
Meeson and Bradley were found guilty of conspiring to cheat HMRC between 1 January 2006 and 30 April 2010 by claiming tax relief on fictitious pension contributions.
The pair received income tax repayments of £5m, claiming this was the refund due on £20m of contributions pension scheme members had made.
Following an investigation, the contributions were found by HMRC not to exist.