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NCA secures Unexplained Wealth Orders for prime London property worth “tens of millions”

Three Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have been secured as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into London property linked to a politically exposed individual believed to be involved in serious crime. The UWOs, which were obtained at the High Court last week, are...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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HMRC’s controversial data capture scheme facing backlash as thousands delete Voice IDs

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) controversial collection of millions of Voice IDs is facing a backlash as thousands of taxpayers are opting out and deleting their Voice IDs. Since a Big Brother Watch investigation last June revealed that HMRC had scooped up five...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
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Home Secretary and Chancellor to chair Task Force aimed at tackling economic crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Philip Hammond are jointly chairing a new Government-led Task Force which will work with senior figures from the UK’s financial sector to tackle economic crime. The enormous scale of this type of crime – which includes fraud,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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Top Ten prosecutions of 2018 outlined by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Smugglers, potential arms dealers and globe-trotting tax fugitives all feature in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Top Ten criminal cases of 2018. The list once again demonstrates HMRC’s relentless pursuit of tax criminals and shows the lengths some...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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National Economic Crime Centre launched by Security Minister Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, has formally launched an ambitious new partnership to fight economic crime. The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) has begun its work with a clear mission to protect the public, prosperity and the UK’s...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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HMRC investigation leads to payback time for Gloucester security company director

A Gloucester-based security services company director, who was jailed for stealing almost £500,000 in tax, must now pay back the sum of £67,424 or face another two years in jail and still owe the money. Jonathan Schofield, 32, of Kingsway in Gloucester, and the director of...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Big Brother Watch accuses HMRC of creating “biometric ID cards by the back door”

According to Big Brother Watch, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected 5.1 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent. Millions of callers to HMRC have been required to repeat the phrase: “My voice is my password” on an automated line before being...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Triennial Review 2016-2017 report on Security Industry Authority issued by Home Office

The Home Office has issued a detailed 76-page report setting out the findings of the Government’s Triennial Review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Regulator for the private security industry whose primary purposes are to assist in reducing criminality in the...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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Security company director under lock and key following HM Revenue and Customs investigation

The director of a Gloucester security services company who stole almost half a million pounds in tax has been jailed for three years after an investigation conducted by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Jonathan Benjamin Schofield, 32, of Staxton Drive, Kingsway in...
Posted On 14 Feb 2018
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HMRC halts “thousands” of scam text messages as part of ongoing fight against fraud

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has prevented thousands of taxpayers from receiving scam text messages, with 90% of the most convincing texts now halted before they reach their phones. The milestone comes during ‘Take Five To Stop Fraud Week’, with the...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018