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Illicit tobacco discovered hidden in a bench seat
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HMRC leads anti-smuggling operation in Banbury

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Banbury uncovered 4,700 cigarettes, more than eight and a half kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, two kilos of chewing tobacco, and a bag of tobacco leaves, all believed to be illicit.

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Some of the seized cigarettes
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Tobacco smuggling shopkeeper jailed

A Hull shopkeeper, who was caught with more than one million illicit cigarettes stashed in self-storage containers, has been jailed for five years after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Smugglers caught with one million illicit cigarettes sentenced

Three Londoners caught with more than one million illicit cigarettes, worth £310,000 in lost duty to the UK public purse, have been sentenced.

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Tobacco smugglers jailed for mailbox scheme

A pair of smugglers from London who used multiple mailbox delivery accounts to bring illegal cigarettes into the UK have been jailed for a total of nearly five years.

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Tobacco smuggler ordered to cough up £7,500 for tissue scam

A smuggler, caught unloading contraband cigarettes and tobacco hidden in the back of a lorry among boxes of tissues, had his scam blown apart by an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Plastic not fantastic for tobacco smuggler

A lorry driver who smuggled half a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK, hidden among boxes filled with plastic waste, has been jailed for 15 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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HMRC officers breaking into a container
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HMRC officers seize illegal products in north Wales

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol across north Wales has uncovered more than 440,000 cigarettes, 169 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco and 2,700 litres of alcohol, all believed to be illicit.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS calls for targeted action on illicit tobacco and alcohol

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to the publication of HM Revenue and Customs’ report on the prevalence of illicit alcohol and tobacco in the UK, calling for targeted action at a local level to reduce the impact of the illicit trade on responsible retailers.

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Five arrests over illegal tobacco and alcohol

Five men have been arrested in Liverpool during raids linked to a suspected £100,000 tax fraud involving smuggled cigarettes, an illegal vodka factory and tax credits fraud.

Money Talk: Budget 2015 (the March one)

It was always likely to be a strange Budget coming as it did just seven weeks before the General Election which looks highly likely to end without any clear winning majority. The Chancellor had to stand up and deliver a Budget that somehow appealed to his existing voters but didn't scare off those who might be thinking of joining them on May 7; and do so in the knowledge that he might not be in a position to put his announced measures into practice after that date.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 19 March 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands122.46131.58119.60
North East121.7959.90131.53118.66
North West122.0658.80129.31118.83
Northern Ireland121.4469.90127.23119.16
South East123.2769.90131.23120.66
South West122.83128.65119.82
West Midlands121.83129.90119.22
Yorkshire & Humber121.66129.86118.80

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