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Duty Fraud

Guidance has been developed by ACS, working with HMRC, to highlight the risks and key markers of duty fraud, and to give retailers the information needed to stay clear of duty fraud, and report problems should they arise.

The guide details how to protect your business from non-duty paid products and how to spot duty fraud in the supply chain. HM Revenue and Customs estimates that retailers are losing up to 14% of the UK beer market to the illicit trade, and in 2015 alone alcohol duty fraud was estimated to cost the taxpayer over £1.2bn.

The level of duty paid on alcohol products in the UK is already among the highest in the world, leading to an increasing number of retailers and wholesalers being exposed to illegal products.

Download 'Duty Fraud Guide'

If you have any intelligence regarding duty fraud taking place in your area contact the HMRC hotline on 0800 595 000.

Duty fraud is a crime – you can report it confidentially to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.