Industry awaits latest pointers to size of illicit fuel market


Normally, it’s that time of year when HMRC reveals how many illicit fuel laundries it has closed during the last financial year but this time, the revenue collector appears to be delaying publication of the figures somewhat.   In recent weeks, our enquiries on the subject have met with a variety of put-offs, from the election ‘purdah’ (which doesn’t normally apply to the publication of routine statistics) to staff absence (our usual contact wasn’t there and nobody else could help). […]