Tags: fraud, fuel shortage, HMRC
Revenue and Customs officials have been urged, by MPs, to have new technology in place to tackle those people who are selling rebated fuel at inflated prices. More details here.
The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has said that it is concerned that not enough is being done to sort out the problem of over £70m in tax revenue having been lost through gangs and paramilitaries in the province selling reduced agricultural diesel to ordinary drivers. The committee has called on Revenue and Customs to implement new rebated fuel marker technology as soon as possible.
With people throughout the UK panicking about a possible fuel shortage due to an impending tanker drivers strike, it may not be the last we hear about groups trying to make a fast buck out of fuel.