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The devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of government support aimed at keeping jobs intact and businesses afloat. Although the news is beginning to promise a path out of lockdown and a gradual return to some degree of normality, equally as prominent are reports of fraudulent abuse of the COVID-19 support schemes and the government’s planned response.
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Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) fraud, where companies apply for multiple government-backed loans to get around lending caps, appears to be far less prominent than anticipated, data provider Equifax has said.
Covid loan scheme fraud risk lower than feared - FTAdviser.com
The UK government is investing significantly in enforcement and recovery it was announced in the budget.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the creation of an HMRC 'taskforce' to crack down on those defrauding support schemes introduced to combat the economic impact of Covid-19.
Exclusive: Business and individuals that HMRC believes either did not deserve bailouts or broke rules on their use will face 100% tax and could face criminal prosecution if they do not pay
A new fraud taskforce to crack down on people who have exploited the government’s Covid-19 support schemes will be unveiled at next week’s Budget.
The defendants were released on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court in March for arraignment
Ministers told MPs that areas could be stripped of their free port status if evidence of tax fraud is found.
TAX crimes cost the UK economy nine times more than benefit fraud – but residents are 23 times more likely to be prosecuted for the latter.
Scottish construction chiefs are calling for the Treasury to change VAT reforms which they argue could cripple them further and cause massive job cuts.
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