TWO Gwent businesses have been named and shamed by the HMRC, in their latest list of tax defaulters.

Every three months, the government updates its list of firms and businesses who have been found to have deliberately defaulted on their taxes.

And, in their latest list, which was released at the end of September, two businesses in Gwent have been found to have fallen foul of the rules.

The list goes on to provide information about the people and businesses that have been given financial penalties for failing to comply with tax obligations or deliberately filing errors in tax returns.

What’s more, a business must have made at least one deliberate default totalling £25,000 or more to make the list, according to the HMRC.

A business then remains on the list for 12 months.

Below, you can find out everything you need to know about the two Gwent businesses which have been named and shamed.

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Gwent businesses on HMRC tax default list

Aksaray Kebabs Limited

Where? Formerly of 2 Pengam Road, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 8AA.

The takeaway, which used to trade as Erhan's Charcoal Grill is one of two local businesses to have fallen foul of the HMRC’s rules.

Total amount of tax/duty on which penalties are based: £187,332.25.

Total amount of penalties charged: £108,184.36.

The company entered voluntary liquidation in October last year.

* We have been asked to point out that Aksaray Kebabs Limited, which traded as Erhan's Charcoal Grill at 2 Pengam Road, Ystrad Mynach, is not the same company as Eras Catering, currently trading as Charcoal Grill at 4 Pengam Road, Ystrad Mynach.


Mark William Spiller

Where? 1 Station Terrace, Nelson, Treharris, CF46 6ED

According to the HMRC, registered roofer Mr Spiller is another who found himself on the government’s radar.

Total amount of tax/duty on which penalties are based: £86,673.09

Total amount of penalties charged: £38,859.10

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What has the HMRC said?

In a statement, a HMRC spokesman said: “We are committed to making sure people pay the tax they owe.

"For the minority who refuse to pay, HMRC has a range of tools available and we are able to publish the names of those penalised under civil procedures for deliberately defaulting on certain tax obligations.

"This is about influencing behaviour by encouraging defaulters to engage with HMRC.”