Alcohol duty fraud costs the UK taxpayer approximately £1.3 billion in lost revenue per year, and damages the livelihood of legitimate businesses.
The Joint Alcohol Anti-Fraud Taskforce (JAAT) brings stakeholders from the alcohol sector and law enforcement authorities together to tackle this shared problem. Its specific objectives are to:
- gain a greater mutual understanding of the nature and scale of alcohol fraud
- improve sharing of information and intelligence
- improve collaboration between the alcohol industry and authorities on other issues such as communication and education
- explore how technology could assist with tackling fraud
This report outlines the key achievements of the JAAT in its first year, from 2014 to 2015.