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Health and Safety Executive

Clampdown on construction site safety in south east London

02 September 2013 15:32

Poor standards and unsafe work on building sites in South East London will be targeted this month as part of an annual push to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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Insolvency Service

Director gets six-year ban over £6m undeclared tax

02 September 2013 12:30

Jonathan Edward Shawyer, the director of Sigma Payroll Services Limited based in Brentwood, Essex, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years for paying £6m less tax than was owed to the taxman.

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HM Revenue & Customs

Tobacco smugglers sentenced

30 August 2013 15:12

Three men involved in tobacco smuggling and money laundering have been sentenced after 800kg of tobacco and £90,000 in cash were seized in Staines.

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Insolvency Service

Britain's Got Talent dancer and business partner get 28-year bankruptcy restrictions for investment scam

30 August 2013 13:30

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Liam James Collins, and his business partner and fellow street dancer David Bone, have each received 14-year bankruptcy restrictions for misleading people into investing in a property scheme that never materialised.

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HM Revenue & Customs

Felixstowe smuggler sentenced

30 August 2013 11:29

A London man who used a false identity in an attempt to smuggle more than 350,000 duty free cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced.

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Department for Transport

Rail passengers in the South East to benefit from smart ticketing

30 August 2013 09:30

The Government is investing £2.85 million into a trial of paperless ticketing as it starts its multi-million pound push to deliver smart card technology to rail passengers across the South East, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today.

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Insolvency Service

13-year director ban for Essex meat boss in £600,000 invoice scam

28 August 2013 09:45

Grant Richardson, a director of Hugo Foods International Ltd (Hugo), has been banned as a director for 13 years by the High Court for claiming over £600,000 from a bank by raising invoices for undelivered goods.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Burnley named most enterprising place in Britain

27 August 2013 11:00

Burnley is celebrating after being named the most enterprising place in Britain. The Lancashire town received the accolade for its ongoing commitment to support small and medium sized businesses and for successfully reframing perceptions of Burnley.

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Department for Transport

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond visits Crossrail’s Whitechapel station

23 August 2013 11:30

The work to build an ambitious new station in Whitechapel as part of the £14.5bn Crossrail scheme has been praised by Transport Minister Stephen Hammond during a visit to the site on Thursday 22nd August 2013.

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