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Checkatrade News - February 2012

Feb
27
2012

Kent pensioner conned out of £80,000

A pensioner in Kent lost £80,000 over three years after conmen repeatedly used well-practised tactics to exploit him, a BBC investigation has revealed.
Feb
25
2012

Suffolk/Essex: Rogue trader gets 30-month jail term

A ROGUE trader who was part of a gang which “ruthlessly exploited” vulnerable householders in Suffolk and Essex and conned them out of £40,000 for poor-quality work has been jailed for 30 months.
Feb
13
2012

Leamington boss jailed for fraud Paul Henstone put in spotlight by TV show Cowboy Builders

A NOTORIOUS builder from Leamington who left a trail of destruction has had his work exposed on television.
Feb
13
2012

HMRC turns the screw on builders in latest crackdown

Builders could see their bank balances subside as they have moved to the top of the taxman’s targeted campaign list
Feb
8
2012

Watch out for rogue TV aerial companies in Hampshire’s digital switchover

ROGUE traders are using the confusion over the digital television switchover to try to dupe residents into handing over cash for work that doesn’t need doing.
Feb
6
2012

Rogue Purbrook electrician who conned Hampshire residents is given an Asbo

A ROGUE electrician who conned people out of cash and left one home at risk of burning down has been stopped from trading.
Feb
1
2012

BMF urges Ministers to extend 5% VAT rate to Green Deal

Paying a builder or cleaner in cash, allowing them to evade VAT or income tax, will result in even deeper Government cuts to public services. That is the message from the most senior tax collector at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).