Corporate report

Tackling alcohol smuggling: outputs

These reports cover outputs of the alcohol strategy, case studies, civil penalties, warehouse approvals and multi-agency events.



Tackling alcohol fraud is an HM Revenue and Customs priority. The renewed ‘Tackling Alcohol Fraud’ strategy was launched in April 2010.

The strategy comprises 3 broad streams of activity:

  • working with honest businesses to secure legitimate supply chains and make it harder for criminals to source illicit alcohol
  • tightening the regulatory framework to prevent and reduce opportunities for fraud
  • strengthening our operational response to alcohol fraud, through a centrally co-ordinated effort to detect, disrupt and dismantle illicit supply chains and penalise those who profit from the sale of illicit alcohol
Published 19 March 2014
Last updated 24 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated with quarter 3 and 4 outputs: October 2015 to March 2016, which also includes total outputs for the full year 2015 to 2016.
  2. Updated with quarter 1 and 2 outputs: April 2015 to September 2015
  3. The quarter 3 and 4 outputs report for tackling alcohol smuggling has been published.
  4. Updated to include information for quarter 4
  5. First published.