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Julie Meyer
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Jeremy Roberts
Tony Caldeira

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The total value of goods exported by companies in the North West fell by 9.5% to £27.5m, new figures HMRC have revealed.

Tardy taxpayers are getting creative with their excuses in the hope that they won’t be fined HMRC has revealed.

Tax cheats who become insolvent in order to dodge their companies’ tax liabilities will be closely monitored by the taxman for up to five years.

Budding entrepreneurs and the owners of start-ups will soon have the chance to talk to the taxman via Twitter to discuss any issues or concerns they have.

Landlords in the South East are among the latest targets of a tax crackdown by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Tax cheats in the rag trade across the North West are being targeted by specialist taskforces.

The taxman has brought in an extra £500 million from the UK's wealthiest people.

An adult magazine distributor will spend the next 16 months behind bars for falsely claiming £75,000 in VAT repayments.

Employers who missed the deadline for submitting their 2011-12 annual return are being warned they face even higher penalties, if they don’t act now.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is issuing a reminder to anyone who hasn’t yet submitted their 2008-09 Self Assessment tax return – the return must be both on time and online.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.