Three arrested in £1m catering industry VAT fraud probe

HMRC officers

Three people from Glasgow have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in connection with a suspected £1m VAT fraud linked to the catering trade.

HMRC officers searched a business and two residential addresses and seized business records and computer equipment to assist with their investigations.

A man, aged 56, and two women, aged 55 and 54, were arrested at addresses in the Glasgow area.

David Odd, assistant director of the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC, said: “HMRC takes tax fraud extremely seriously and anyone choosing to evade the taxes they owe should expect their actions to be investigated.

No further details available at the time of publication. Investigations are ongoing.

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