David Nicholson, former owner of Nicholson’s Transport, which went under in June last year, has been found guilty of fraudulently evading payment of over £130,000 of VAT and given a 22-month suspended prison sentence. Durham Crown Court heard that a routine HMRC investigation in October 2018 found that company accountant James Sobotowski had adjusted five figures for quarterly VAT returns by £132,000, at Nicholson’s behest. Nicholson said he asked his accountant to adjust the payment after realising the company could […]
Two further high-street retailers have been dragged into the row over the penalties applied for untimely deliveries at retailers’ DCs.
Tuffnells Parcels Express, part of Connect Group, has been fined £1.5m after a driver died when he was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed it is still investigating two further alleged infringements of competition law, as part of the investigation it began in 2010 into Mercedes-Benz UK and five of its commercial vehicle dealers.