fraud

Increased worry about VAT fraud has led to a sharp rise in the number of that VAT refunds that HMRC has delayed.

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A couple from Kent have been jailed for committing insurance fraud and not paying tax on over £900,000 earnings from ‘ghost’ insurance broking.

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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 Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) president Andrew Meeson and his associate Peter Bradley have been jailed for eight-and-a-half years each for a £5m

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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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