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HMRC and Security Industry Authority join forces on MoU to clamp down on tax fraud

HMRC and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) have agreed on a new partnership specifically designed to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both organisations have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing...
Posted On 12 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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HMRC saves members of general public over £2.4 million by stopping fraudsters

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has saved the public over £2.4 million by taking down websites that trick people into calling premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC actually provides for free. Fraudsters had been creating replica versions of HMRC’s...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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Small Business Network applauds Security Industry Authority’s progress on ACS reforms

Many of the changes proposed at the Strategy and Standards Group review meeting of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) have been welcomed by the Small Business Network. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday 24 April, was attended by Small Business Network representatives and...
Posted On 02 May 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
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SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait Consulting have now published the findings realised from the extensive consultation that took place during Phase One of the project designed to review the Approved...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
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Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs prevents one million customer visits to scam websites

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK’s tax authority, has averted over one million visits to deceptive websites, including those which promote misleading and costly helpline numbers. When someone searches online for HMRC’s phone numbers or digital...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
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NCA figures highlight 300-plus live policing operations targeting modern slavery in UK

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is far more prevalent than previously thought. A growing body of evidence resulting from an increase in law enforcement activity points to the numbers of victims being much higher than...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Director of Aberdeen security company IPPS Ltd sentenced to four years in prison

The director of an Aberdeen-based security company, who was convicted of stealing more than £419,000 VAT and removing criminal property from Scotland after he was investigated by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has been sentenced to four years in prison. Kevin...
Posted On 10 Mar 2017