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