Nigel Cranswick, a former policeman from South Yorkshire, has been jailed for over ten years today for his part in an attempted £330 million VAT fraud. He and six others, including his sister and brother-in-law, were caught by investigators from HM Revenue & Customs.
They’d set up a business called Ideas 2 Go Ltd and falsely claimed they’d generated billions of pounds in turnover selling mobile phones and computer software.
Online marketplace eBay.co.uk has submitted a ‘mobile manifesto’ to the UK government today, listing seven areas of focus that will boost the UK's economic recovery by supporting the digital communications industry.
It points out that a recent report prepared for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport estimated the UK’s digital communications industry is worth over £50 billion to the UK economy and employs 531,000 UK workers.