Investigating Tax Fraud in the UK


June 25, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Accountants News


High on the agenda of the HMRC is the prosecution and investigation of Tax Fraud in the UK. Last week, children’s nursery boss Michael Scott, aged 63 was found guilty of tax fraud amounting to a total of £945,000.

Following a four-week trial at Southampton Crown Court for tax fraud offences committed between 2007 and 2011, Scott was found to be guilty of failing to account for National Insurance and Pay as You Earn contributions, and as a result abusing his position as an employer.

In March this year, the UK government announced plans to penalise companies who have aided tax evasion.

“No longer should any organisation be able to get away with facilitating or abetting others to evade tax”, said Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. “For too long, our tax system struggled with the fact that a small minority felt it perfectly OK to indulge in tax avoidance and commit the crime of tax evasion…The public will not tolerate being stolen from any more” he added.

Leading Manchester based Tax Fraud Solicitors Stephen Lickrish & Associates specialise in the professional representation and investigation of Tax Fraud, Duty Fraud and VAT Fraud allegations in the UK. With one of the largest teams of Tax Fraud solicitors in the North West if not nationally, Stephen Lickrish are equipped and experienced to handle even the most complex of cases.

In such cases where accused, early representation is considered crucial, so that the case can be better explored, managed and contained from the outset. Typically lengthy in nature, cases of Tax Fraud are detailed, invasive and can often cause distress for all parties involved. By using trusted and expert tax fraud solicitors such as the legal team at Stephen Lickrish, this process can be handled discreetly and with the upmost professionalism.

For more information on Stephen Lickrish & Associates, who represent a national clientele, please visit www.stephenlickrish.com. Initial free legal advice to understand the merits of the case is available before representation.