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  • 26 Apr 2021 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    How immune are COVID-19 relief scheme fraudsters from law enforcement action? | Criminal Law Blog | Kingsley Napley

  • 12 Apr 2021 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

  • 15 Mar 2021 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The UK government is investing significantly in enforcement and recovery it was announced in the budget.

    https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/uk-budget-2021-100m-investment-hmrc-tackle-covid19-fraud

  • 08 Mar 2021 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.ftadviser.com/regulation/2021/03/03/budget-2021-taxpayer-protection-taskforce-to-combat-fraud/

  • 01 Mar 2021 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

    https://inews.co.uk/news/business/coronavirus-uk-latest-rishi-sunak-hmrc-draconian-powers-covid-19-support-claims-444690?ito=twitter_share_article-top


  • 01 Mar 2021 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.cityam.com/sunak-to-crack-down-on-covid-support-fraudsters-with-new-taskforce/


  • 01 Mar 2021 10:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The defendants were released on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court in March for arraignment

    https://armaghi.com/news/south-armagh/south-armagh-man-one-of-two-charged-with-offences-linked-to-fuel-fraud/128176


  • 01 Mar 2021 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ministers told MPs that areas could be stripped of their free port status if evidence of tax fraud is found.

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2021/02/24/free-ports-not-permitted-for-tax-free-storage-of-luxury-goods-mps-told/


  • 22 Feb 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    https://www.thenational.scot/news/19103032.uk-residents-23-times-likely-prosecuted-benefit-fraud-tax-fraud/?ref=twtrec


  • 22 Feb 2021 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Scottish construction chiefs are calling for the Treasury to change VAT reforms which they argue could cripple them further and cause massive job cuts.

    https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/scottish-construction-leaders-call-for-change-in-vat-reforms


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