Immigration Act gives UK Border Agency customs powers – UK Border Agency

Posted July 24th, 2009 in customs and excise, immigration, press releases by sally

“UK Border controls were strengthened today as thousands of customs and immigration officers, sharing wide ranging powers, created a new unified force at the border following Royal Assent of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 22nd July 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Finance Act 2009

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in customs and excise, legislation, taxation by sally

Finance Act 2009 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Regina v Khan Regina v Lockett; Regina v Carrington – Times Law Reports

Posted April 23rd, 2009 in confiscation, customs and excise, law reports by sally

Regina v Khan Regina v Lockett; Regina v Carrington

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Confiscation orders made under old regulations in tobacco-smuggling cases had to be quashed because the prosecuting authority had overlooked the fact that new regulations had narrowed the categories of persons liable to pay excise duty.”

The Times, 23rd April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Finance Act 2008

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in customs and excise, legislation, taxation by sally

Finance Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions v N E Plastics Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 15th, 2008 in customs and excise, law reports, time limits by sally

Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions v N E Plastics Ltd [2008] WLR(D); [2008] WLR (D) 236

For the purposes of s 146A(3) Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 matters within the knowledge of officers of HM Revenue and Customs were not to be imputed to the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions, so that the period for the commencement of summary proceedings started only when sufficient evidence to warrant proceedings came to the attention of the Director or his staff.”

WLR Daily, 14th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Smoker wins £20,000 battle with Customs – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2008 in customs and excise, news by sally

“A former landscape gardener, accused of smuggling tobacco in his car from Belgium, has won a £20,000 legal battle with Customs officials to get the vehicle back.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New unified border agency launches – Home Office

Posted April 4th, 2008 in customs and excise, immigration, press releases by sally

“Border, immigration, customs and visa checks are all handled by the new UK Border Agency.”

Full press release

Home Office, 3rd April 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Smith launches UK Border Agency – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in customs and excise, immigration, news by sally

“The new customs and immigration body, the UK Border Agency, was officially launched by the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Finance Act 2007

Posted July 26th, 2007 in customs and excise, legislation, taxation by sally

Finance Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk