HMRC has launched five VAT taskforces in the Midlands as part of an initiative to bring in over £100m in the current tax year.
Two pharmacists who lied about exporting life-saving cancer and HIV medicines to Nigeria have been jailed for six and a half years for fraudulently claiming £300,000 in VAT repayments.
A Bristol businessman involved in a £156m VAT fraud wants to return to the UK and face his prison sentence after nearly 10 years on the run.
A film fraudster has been jailed for three years and eight months after cheating the public revenue of £1.6m in VAT.
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.
An Essex accountant who received a 10-month suspended prison sentence
An Essex accountant was jailed last week after being found guilty of claiming £340,000 in fraudulent VAT repayments.
An Essex accountant was convicted, but avoided prison with a suspended 10-month sentence for attempting to evade nearly £100,000 of tax by falsifying VAT returns.
Nine men who pretended to be butchers, then made fraudulent VAT refund claims of £1m by faking invoices, have been sentenced after an investigation by HMRC.