The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was fined more than half a million pounds for owing HMRC £4m in VAT.

The fraud watchdog used to reclaim VAT on legal fees and some specialist staff.


A space travel company's former bookkeeper has been jailed for defrauding the business of £167,000.


Devon accountant Robert Carpenter was jailed at Exeter Crown Court last week after pleading guilty to a £95,000 VAT fraud. 

A Northern Irish bookkeeper was jailed for nine months for her part in a £140,000 VAT fraud. 


The former financial controller of a popular Bristol restaurant was jailed for defrauding the business of £200,000 via creative accounting. 


A former chartered accountant who was jailed for a £60,000 fraud is helping inmates get tax rebates of up to £1,000.


One of the UK’s most wanted tax fugitives, Magdalena Ferkova, was jailed this week at Nottingham Crown Court.


A Cornish accountant was sentenced to seven years in jail this week for defrauding his clients and cheating HMRC of £2m in tax.


Former Pearl Jam accountant Rickey Goodrich has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for embezzling over $300,000 (around £180,000) in three years from the band.