Fraud, forgery, tax and theft offences

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The offence of aggravated vehicle-taking A person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if: • they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's...

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This Practice Note summarises the main types of legal action that can be taken against the UK trade in counterfeit goods, the pros and cons of each and includes some...

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The offence A person is guilty of blackmail if, with a view to gain for themselves or another or with intent to cause loss to another, they make any unwarranted demand...

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What is a boiler room fraud? Boiler rooms are the names ascribed to high pressure sales environments. The idea is that the sales environment creates the pressure of a...

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Burglary In most cases burglary is an either-way offence and so it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Burglary triable only on indictment Under...

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Offence of cheating the public revenue The offence of cheating the public revenue is a common law offence triable only on indictment. This means that, where the public...

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Civil investigation of tax fraud HMRC’s published policy in respect of tax fraud states that HMRC will seek to use a civil rather than criminal procedure wherever...

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Offence of conspiracy to defraud Conspiracy to defraud is a common law offence which was expressly preserved by section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1977...

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The Digital Economy Act 2017 (DEA 2017) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. DEA 2017 implementation is underway with the publication of the Digital Economy Act 2017...

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Copyright theft Theft of copyright is criminalised by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA 1994) and the Video...

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Making a counterfeit note or coin Section 14 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (FCA 1981), makes an offence for a person to make a counterfeit of a currency note...

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Offences relating to untrue declarations etc A person commits an offence under the section 167 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA 1979) if...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is not being maintained. It tracked the passage of the Bill through Parliament to its publication as an Act, and highlighted key...

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What is HMRC? HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the administration and collection of taxes, including direct taxes such as income tax and corporation tax;...

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Introduction The government’s strategy for tackling offshore tax evasion was set out in HMRC’s 2014 No Safe Havens. Its general aims were that: • there are no...

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This Practice Note discusses the two ‘failure to prevent’ corporate criminal offences created by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017): • CFA 2017, s 45 creates the...

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