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12 February, 2016

Petrol station owner jailed for tax fraud

A Blackburn filling station owner has been jailed for evading almost £200,000 in tax by selling hundreds of thousands of litres of illegal diesel to unsuspecting motorists.

Jail sentences totalling more than 10 years have been imposed on a West Midlands gang who evaded more than £900,000 in duty and taxes by running a huckster site (an illegal filling station).

MRH (GB) has announced the appointment of Karen Dickens as chief executive officer of the company with effect from the 1st of March 2016.

Former BP retail director Graham Sims has been appointed non-executive chairman of HKS Holdings to lead a new accelerated investment, growth and development strategy.



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LOCATION: Swaythling, to the east of Southampton, has lots and lots of households with lots of motors, but only a few superstores, service stations and convenience stores. So, great potential for the Applegreen-branded service station near West End and close to a roundabout on the busy A27 that threads through the district.

How do you deal with such a petty bureaucrat? Gill Marsh Forecourts cannot be the only company to have had a run-in with the local council following bogus complaints about noisy remote refrigeration.

Having just passed the annual self-assessment tax return deadline, hopefully your own return was in by January 31. Of course, that particular submission related to your personal tax calculations for the tax year 2014/15. Currently we're in tax year 2015/16, which runs until April 5, 2016.

Day in the Life: Graham Clout

01 February, 2016

I am not a huge fan of early starts and am definitely one of those people who needs three cups of coffee before I feel ready to tackle the day. I live fairly close to our UK headquarters in Warwick but, thanks to the increasing traffic, what used to be a 20-minute commute now takes 40 minutes!

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