Beer tax fraud group descends on Dover

By Michelle Perrett

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Beer tax fraud group descends on Dover
Four members of a tax fraud investigation group have spent a day in Dover meeting frontline officers from the UK’s Border Force, which is responsible for monitoring and intercepting smuggled goods.

The trip was part of an investigation by the Tax Fraud Panel of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group following Government consultation into the proposed introduction of duty stamps.

The 11-strong panel of MPs is planning to deliver a cross-party, objective assessment of the impact of beer duty fraud and the proposed measures to counter it. It will provide a report with recommendations to HM Treasury by 17 July 2012.

Border officers explained the workings of the system and answered questions about possible improvements and challenges. The panel also paid a visit to P&O’s Dover bonded warehouse to gain a better understanding of how the movement of excisable goods under duty suspension is managed and monitored.

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