The “appalling” way in which Britain’s organised crime bosses are being allowed to hold on to their illegal profits is revealed today.

New figures show that criminal “Mr Bigs” are repaying only £1 in every £6 that they owe to taxpayers.

The statistics — obtained using the Freedom of Information Act — show that major fraudsters and drugs barons are among 176 offenders who now owe nearly £700 million between them.

Reported by the Evening Standard. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.