Corporate report

Joint Alcohol Anti-Fraud Taskforce Annual Report 2015

The first annual report of the Joint Alcohol Anti-Fraud Taskforce.



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.