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Haulage directors jailed for tax fraud

October 14, 2019 Carol Millett

Two directors of Wisbech-based haulage firm HL & RV Anderson have been sentenced after being found guilty of committing a £130,000 tax fraud. Cambridge Crown Court heard that between July 2012 and June 2015 Barry Anderson and Christopher Alecock told employees that National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and income tax totalling £58,968.87 had been deducted from their wages, when in reality these deductions had not been made. An HMRC investigation also revealed that both Alecock and Anderson had used a deregistered […]

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Heathcliff Haulage co-founder gets suspended sentence

October 14, 2019 Carol Millett

The co-founder of Wisbech-based Heathcliff Haulage has received a nine-month suspended jail sentence for breaching his directoral disqualification by continuing to act as a director and launching a second haulage company. Norwich Crown Court heard that Heath Noel-Storr was disqualified as a director on 5 January 2012 after the company, which was a Palletways member, ran up debts of £641,201, mainly owed to HMRC. As a result, the firm appointed administrators to reduce debt and keep the company operating. Despite […]

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Mansel Davies pleads guilty to records fraud

October 14, 2019 Carol Millett

Welsh haulier Mansel Davies has pleaded guilty to 19 counts of forgery and counterfeiting maintenance documents for HGVs. Additional charges against MD Stephen Mansel Davies have been dropped. The case, heard at Swansea Crown Court last month, relates to charges that were brought against Stephen Mansel Davies and employee Jonathan Wyn Phillips at a hearing in June. Mansel Davies was accused of 19 offences of making false periodic maintenance inspection sheets for vehicles between 1 October 2017 and 14 February […]