Useful information and legal disclaimer

The Criminal Investigation website – further information:

Back to the Criminal Investigation map.

About this site:back to the top

HMRC uses this site to highlight selected criminal cases that have resulted in a conviction for a tax-related offence, and to demonstrate the scope, reach and volume of HMRC enforcement activity.

Criminal investigation cases from the current month are presented on an interactive map on the home page. Recent cases are searchable through the site’s case finder page. Basic information about older cases is available on the map.

This site’s map display uses Google Maps and for case information uses the date format month/day/year.

This is a pilot exercise and will be regularly measured and assessed.

Your feedback:back to the top

We are working to improve this site and welcome your feedback. Please contact us to provide feedback.

Case information on this site:back to the top

Please note that the locations shown on the map are approximate and illustrative (for example: nearest town) and do not indicate the exact locations of investigations or crimes.

For security and legal reasons we are unable to publish details of all such cases, for example where this might compromise future investigations.

Detailed case information is removed from the site after a period of time.

We endeavour to keep the information on the site up-to-date and accurate. Information appears on the site as soon as practicable after a case concludes.

Please contact us if you believe the information shown is inaccurate.

Cookies policy:back to the top

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

What are cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive. Some expire at the end of your website session, others remain on your computer for longer.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Cookies on this site may safely be turned off by users without affecting how pages are displayed.

How cookies are used

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you do not need to give the same information several times
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you do not need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with government services so we can make them better

Manage cookies and learn more

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the Directgov article: Internet Browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

If you’d like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit: – “Our use of cookies”.

Our use of cookies

This site uses cookies, firstly to check whether your device (computer or mobile) recognises and allows the use of cookies, and then to improve the service provided on our website.

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The “Help” function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.