News

Almost half of UK recruitment firms are at risk of criminal charges: are you in jeopardy?

Tuesday 27th February 2018

It’s been five months since the Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force, but it would seem that despite our warnings, a vast number of recruiters remain exposed to possible criminal charges. As regular visitors to our site will have seen, we have been undertaking a survey in conjunction with Camino Partners – the country’s… [continue reading]

Global tax evasion inquiry set to launch

Friday 23rd February 2018

As the clampdown on global tax evasion intensifies, the EU parliament has committed to launching a special committee to tackle international financial fraud. Currently known as Taxe 3, this group will be responsible for a 12-month enquiry into existing tax issues across the bloc. Taxe 3 Made up of 45 MEPs, the Taxe 3 committee… [continue reading]

Latest footballer tax scandal leads to prison sentence

Monday 19th February 2018

It seems that barely a week goes by before we’re once again on the subject of the latest footballer tax scandal. This time it’s Alexis Sánchez who is in the firing line of Spanish authorities. Footballer tax scandal Following on-going investigations into the star’s financial activity between 2012 and 2013, the Spanish prosecutor’s office confirmed… [continue reading]

Amazon agrees tax settlement in France

Friday 16th February 2018

As governments across Europe continue to investigate the tax payments of the leading digital economy giants – known as GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple) – it looks like online retailer, Amazon, is losing its battle. According to recent reports, following a tax settlement deal with Italy in December, the firm has now made a… [continue reading]

Israel sets its sights on UK tax dodgers

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Tax dodgers might be under the misconception that they can get away with fraud if they relocate to another country. But with authorities across the globe clamping down on illegal activity, there really is no place for wrong-doers to hide. Israeli tax dodgers being hunted According to reports from a leading Israeli financial newspaper, Globes,… [continue reading]

Data is the key to fighting tax evasion

Monday 12th February 2018

Recruiters might have heard of the use of data analytics in the hiring and management of people, but it’s also being used for much more, including the fight against tax evasion. According to recent reports, Irish authorities are using these analytics to sniff out tax frauds in the financial information that is now being shared… [continue reading]

Footballer fraud makes headlines: again

Friday 9th February 2018

A Premier League star and his wife are facing tax evasion allegations in the UK in yet another case of footballer fraud. This time it is Brighton and Hove Albion striker, Glenn Murray, in the firing line. Husband and wife arrested In reports released at the end of January it was revealed that the footballer… [continue reading]

Shakira faces tax evasion charges

Tuesday 6th February 2018

As the global fight against tax evasion continues, it’s almost becoming commonplace to see celebrities named in fraud cases. And while she may have claimed her hips don’t lie, it would appear that singer Shakira’s tax returns do. Singer accused of tax evasion According to reports in The Guardian, Spanish judicial authorities are investigating the… [continue reading]