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Companies House gets major new powers

Companies House gets major new powers

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, currently going through parliament, impacts company directors, secretaries, and people with significant control. The move gives Companies House greater powers to check information on the companies register, and enhanced ability to work with law enforcement and other bodies tackling fraud. It’s described as the ‘biggest upgrade’ at Companies

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PAC criticises government for billions lost to error and fraud

PAC criticises government for billions lost to error and fraud

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the government for losing billions of taxpayers’ money to fraud and error in pandemic support. The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is ‘effectively writing off’ nearly £1 billion paid out erroneously by local authorities on its behalf in pandemic support. Meanwhile, of an estimated £2.2 billion lost to

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Government abandons plan to scrap 45p top rate of income tax

Action Fraud warns scammers are exploiting cost-of-living crisis

Action Fraud has warned that criminals are using the ongoing cost-of-living crisis to target the public with energy rebate scams. Action Fraud revealed that more than 1,500 reports have been filed with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) regarding scam emails purporting to be from energy regulator Ofgem, offering customers energy rebates. In order to

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