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Posts tagged with "cigarettes"

Margaret Hodge MP: UK Tobacco Companies Fuelling Black Market Trade

October 11 2013

The Public Accounts Committee have accused Britain’s tobacco industry of fuelling black market trade by oversupplying their products to high risk european countries such as Spain, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the committee, has also accused HM Revenue and Customs  (“HMRC”) of   Read More…

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Retailer jailed for evading import duty and VAT

July 29 2013

The owner of Quality Foods, Mr Puis Sedani (“Mr Sendani”), 51, has admitted to evading £580,000 worth of import duty and VAT on tobacco products. Despite two previous warnings from HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) for selling illegal tobacco and alcohol in January   Read More…

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Duty Free Boarding Card Scam

July 12 2011

A Cardiff man, who used fake international boarding cards (when actually travelling on domestic flights) to buy duty free cigarettes has been jailed for 12 months. The scam resulted in an evasion estimated at £70,000 in excise duty. HMRC investigators discovered that   Read More…

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