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Rahman Ravelli explains to The Guardian the potential for tax fraud in Leicester’s clothes manufacturing industry

7 September 2020

The number of director disqualifications and the extent of tax irregularities in Leicester’s textiles industry led The Guardian to seek the views of Rahman Ravelli.

Research has shown that more than 50 people with connections to Leicester’s clothing manufacturing sector are currently banned from running companies. Scrutiny of the city’s textile firms prompted by high local levels of coronavirus has indicated problems relating to employer tax violations and “phoenixing” – where a company collapses owing large amounts of tax but then reopens under a new name.

Rahman Ravelli gave it's assessment of the situation to The Guardian. They outlined the potential for tax fraud and the difficulties that HM Revenue and Customs faces when trying to gather information as part of its investigations. 

The full article can be read here.

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