Author: Roger Mills

Full details of borough’s plans for Remembrance Day and on Remembrance Sunday

Sutton residents are being invited to commemorate Remembrance Day in the borough. Sutton Council’s official Civic Act of Remembrance for Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War will take place in Trinity Square on Sutton High Street on Friday 11 November. The ceremony will begin at 10.30am with the Mayor of Sutton Cllr Richard Clifton, the Mayoress and the Deputy Mayors, Cllr Steve Cook and Cllr Nali Patel, in attendance. Members of the public are invited to attend and join in the observance of the two-minute silence starting at 11am. The council’s Civic Offices will also...

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Campaign launched to explain what can and cannot be recycled

Sutton Council has launched a recycling campaign explaining what can and cannot be recycled, and to sort out recycling fact from fiction. The campaign seeks to clarify which items should go in the brown waste bin or the green recycling bin – for example, disposable coffee cups cannot be recycled, but their lids and sleeves can be. The council is also seeking to dispel some recycling myths by encouraging borough residents through social media to ask the experts their questions about recycling. Before launching the campaign, more than 300 Sutton residents were interviewed to assist in understanding borough recycling...

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Police release image of woman they want to speak to after fraudulent use of bank card

Police have released an image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with the fraudulent use of a stolen bank card at the self-service checkout at Waitrose, Worcester Park, on Monday, 10 October at around 17:45hrs. The bank card was stolen from a vehicle in the car park at Cheam Sports Club, Peaches Close, Cheam, sometime from 17:15hrs the same day. Among the other items stolen from the vehicle was a prayer card belonging to the victim which she had kept in her purse since her grandmother’s funeral eight years ago. If you have any information,...

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New trampolining park just the start of development of BETTER Sutton Sports Village

An exciting new trampoline park is coming soon to BETTER , Sutton Sports Village as the start of other fantastic developments which are to be announced later. Following the recent acquisition of The Sports Village Sutton by GLL, there are exciting plans proposed for the future development of Better, Sutton Sports Village and the local community over the next 12 months. The key areas for development include a brand new trampoline park, expansion of the recently refurbished gym facilities plus an extension of the already hugely popular Sutton Gymnastics Academy programme, based at Sutton Sports Village. For full details...

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Knowingly getting involved in fraudulent transactions can affect your business

Missing trader fraud also known as ‘carousel fraud’ usually involves small high value goods such as computer chips or mobile phones which are imported free of VAT from other EU member states. The goods are then sold in the UK for an amount including VAT but the trader then goes missing and never pays the VAT due to HMRC. If a reputable business gets caught up in a fraudulent transaction they risk having VAT input tax deductions removed by HMRC. This is the case if HMRC can prove that a business knew or should have known that their trading was linked to fraudulent transactions. This point was clearly proven as part of a recent investigation by the Insolvency Service. A mobile phone wholesaler has been disqualified for 15 years by the High Court. The High Court accepted that the director of the firm either knew or should have known about the connection of his transactions with an enormous £19m VAT fraud. The disqualification means that he cannot promote, manage, or be a director of a limited company until 2031. Interestingly, these events took place in 2006 so it took over 10 years for the offences to come to light and the resulting disqualification to be confirmed by the High Court. Commenting on this case Anthony Hannon, Official Receiver in the Public Interest Unit, part of the Insolvency Service, said:...

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