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The director of three payroll and book-keeping companies who pocketed his employees’ tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and failed to pay VAT bills has been jailed for two years.

Fraud, fines, egalitarian principles and Icelandic republics: We’ve got it all on the Lowdown this morning.

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A former HMRC tax officer who set up an online business trading games consoles, video games and DVDs has been sentenced for stealing more than £12,000 from the public purse.


A former assistant manager at Grant Thornton has been jailed for three years for embezzling more than £726,000; money that was intended to go to charity.


An accountant has been ordered to repay the £34,000 he stole from the Christian centre he was volunteering for.


A Torquay bookkeeper received a 8 month suspended prison sentence for paying a client’s tax bill into his own account rather than to HMRC.

Have you any experience of a bank freezing an account pending a response to a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) made by the bank's anti-money laundering department to the National Crime Agency (NCA)


Four men from London have been jailed for a cumulative total of 20 years after HMRC discovered they had stolen £4m in VAT and

According to plans announced by Danny Alexander, the Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the treasury, reporte


​A trainee accountant who used the fake name 'Rodney Trotter' to sell counterfeit goods online received an eight month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months at Merthyr Crown Court.