fraud

The government must give “swift assurance” that the introduction of the Universal Credit will not cause a rise in benefit fraud, MPs have said.

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Two men guilty of smuggling tens of thousands of litres of illicit Italian wine into the UK have been jailed for excise duty and VAT evasion after an HMRC investigation.

A former HMRC employee has been jailed for three years for £358,000

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A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) accountant and a fellow official were convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud involving £1m in false taxi claims.

Former president of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), Andrew Meeson, and his associate Peter Bradley have been jailed for eight-and-a-half years each

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A convicted VAT fraudster has been sentenced to a further 10 years in jail after failing to pay a £14m confiscation order. 

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An accountant has admitted to stealing £540,000 to fund his gambling addiction, Durham Crown Court heard.

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An HMRC employee has been jailed for siphoning £12,000 from taxpayers' accounts in a "flagrant breach of trust".

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A Dorset building company director who made fake VAT repayment claims of £1m was jailed for 18 months for fraud.

Four people from the West Midlands have been arrested, suspected of carrying out a £5m international tax credit and maternity allowance fraud in a joint operation

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