Gloucestershire events organiser sentenced for tax scam
04-Feb-10by Annie Byrne
A corporate events organiser from Cheltenham has been handed a six month suspended sentence at Bristol Crown Court for submitting false self assessment tax returns from 2002 to 2007. Michael Frosh was found to have illegally evaded around £65,000 in income tax on commission paid to him in the United Arab Emirates. The scam came to light in February 2007. Soon after, HM Revenue & Customs charged Frosh with fraudulent evasion of income tax, contrary to section 144(1) of the Finance Act 2000.
As the UK has voted to leave the European Union with a 52 per cent majority result, EN has spoken to members of the exhibition and events industry, to gauge their initial reactions on the future of the UK and their businesses.
More than 8,000 visitors arrived at ExCeL London on 4-6 February for the fourth edition of 100% Optical. The show featured more than 175,000 frames, catwalk performances and a comprehensive education programme.