HMRC taskforces raise more than half a billion

HMRC taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforces have recovered more than £500 million since they were launched five years ago. The targeted bursts of enforcement activity have brought in progressively higher amounts every year, and the total now stands at more … Read more

Tackling fake foodstuff, beverages and agricultural products

Foodstuff and beverages are among the main categories of products seized by EU customs, reaching over 2 million of articles seized according to the latest EU customs report released in October 2015. Products for daily use and products that would be potentially dangerous to the health and safety of consumers, such as fake food and … Read more

Tens of thousands ring in the new year by submitting tax returns

A record-breaking 24,546 people submitted their tax return online on New Year’s Eve, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed. These latest numbers represent a 2.8% rise on one year ago, while more than 11,467 people sent off their Self Assessment tax return on New Year’s Day 2016 itself. Hundreds of people decided to spend … Read more