Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

Catering business gang served up a £240k fraud

The mastermind of a six-strong gang that laundered £240,000 by setting up a fake catering business, has been jailed for three and a half years. Michael Akindele, 50, of Carshalton, Surrey, set up the firm to fraudulently claim VAT payments totalling £240,974.29, and,...
Buy-to-let could play an ever-growing role in UK housing

Buy-to-let could play an ever-growing role in UK housing

Data from the latest English Housing Survey underlines the growing trend in the UK towards renting property and suggests that the buy-to-let market has an important role to play in the future housing needs of the country.The key data, commissioned by the Department...
The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax

The ‘spy’ who stole £1.6m tax

A company director, who stole more than £1.6 million in tax while pretending to be a spy to hide his life of crime, has been jailed. Raymond Thomas, 71, of Tilney All Saints, Kings Lynn, told family and friends he was a spy often working abroad, but he was in fact...
Government Failing the Nation on Immigration

Government Failing the Nation on Immigration

Government is failing to see the facts when it comes to immigration and cultural change and is failing the public by dumbing down the issue, says a new report by Elephant Policy Centre, a think tank. Its author, Christopher Crompton, explains: “Immigration is not a...
Pay inequalities come back into focus in post-crisis Europe

Pay inequalities come back into focus in post-crisis Europe

Friday 3 November is European Equal Pay Day. In the following blog piece Christine Aumayr-Pintar looks at the issue of pay inequality, contending that far from being a fair weather issue, addressing pay gaps should be an ongoing priority for Europe. The ability to...