A company that saw sales rise despite furloughing all staff and takeaways which received online reviews despite claiming to tax officials they were closed are among the businesses being targeted by a Government taskforce.
Another 200,000 people were put on furlough for the first time last month as the Government paid out nearly £4 billion to cover wages.
Confidence has been expressed that businesses will be able to cope with further checks set to come in to force as part of the post-Brexit arrangements.
Scotland’s employment rate has fallen slightly, down to just over 74%.
Companies have borrowed more than £70 billion in Government-backed lending, during a year since British businesses were given their first loans lifelines through the Covid-19 crisis.
The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received a scam call from fraudsters pretending to be the taxman amid a spike in people being bombarded with bogus messages.
The number of UK house sales was nearly a quarter higher in January than in the same month a year earlier, figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show.
The employment rate in Scotland fell slightly in the last quarter, according to latest figures.
Self-assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by April 1, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
Around 1.8 million taxpayers have missed the January 31 self-assessment deadline, figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show.
Scotland has recorded a slight increase in employment since the last quarter, new figures show.
Self-assessment customers will not receive a penalty for submitting late online tax returns if they file by February 28, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced.
The Government’s out-of-date systems have allowed people to fall through the cracks for Covid support and made it harder to assess levels of fraud, a group of influential MPs have found.
An Aberdeen MP has criticised the UK Government for failing to tackle tax evasion.
More than 80,000 people in the north-east have been placed on the UK Government's employment support schemes, new figures have revealed.
An Aberdeen law firm has issued advise on how to avoid pension scams.
Employment lawyers have criticised a lack of clarity in the government’s coronavirus jobs retention scheme, highlighting it is unlikely to prevent “difficult decisions” for the oil and gas sector.
The Scottish Government needs to act quickly and offer north-east businesses support packages, according to local organisations.
An Aberdeen woman has urged city residents to be on their guard after being targeted by scammers.
North-east residents have been hit with tax bills of up to £600,000 each, sparking fears of bankruptcy.
The BBC may cover tax costs for presenters left in financial trouble after they were “forced” into new pay arrangements.
TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has won a £1.2 million battle with HMRC after a tax tribunal judge ruled she was not an ITV employee.
BBC director general Lord Tony Hall has admitted his staff were given no choice but to take employment without sick pay or maternity leave, which left top talent facing massive tax bills.
Harry Potter film star Rupert Grint is challenging a ruling denying him a £1 million tax refund.
University students, including those in the Granite City, are being targeted by scammers.
A woman has been given unpaid work after claiming more than £4,500 in benefits she wasn’t entitled to.
A huge swing in North Sea oil revenues suggests the sector is “alive and well”, an industry chief said.
Trading Standards is warning residents to be aware of calls purporting to be from HM Revenue and Customs.
BBC presenters being hit with tax demands are urging the corporation to help foot their HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) bills.
A tax dodger has been sentenced after more than 60,000 illicit cigarettes were discovered at a property in the city.