Warning to rogue hauliers
9:00am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A CRACKDOWN on alcohol and tobacco smugglers could result in rogue haulage firms losing their operating licences, HM Revenue and Customs has warned.
HMRC announced the plans, which will see the watchdog working with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency and the traffic commissioners in Bolton and across the North West to tackle excise fraud.
Andy Wiggins, from HMRC, said: “Hauliers who choose not to play by the rules distort free and fair competition within the market, placing the large majority of legitimate hauliers at a disadvantage.
“Hauliers should be aware that by participating in fraudulent activity, including the movement of illicit alcohol, tobacco and oils products or the evasion of road fuel duty, they run the risk of having their licence to operate removed.”
Go to hmrc.gov.uk/ news/vosa-update.htm for more information.