London, BHS crash does not stop doing harm. Former owner, Dominic Chappell, accused of evading half a million pounds

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Dominic Chappell (in a picture from telegraph.co.uk) continues to be at the center stage of the BHS crash.. The former owner of the British chain BHS that collapsed last April leaving 11,000 people out of work and a hole in pension contributions for 571 million pounds, was recently arrested (and later released) from his home near Blandford Forum, Dorset , in the South-West of England. He was accused of failing to pay taxes and taxes on profits from his personal company, Swiss Rock Ltd, which would be responsible for payment of more than 500,000 pounds (365,000 od VAT and 196,000 of taxes). The discovery was made following investigations about the BHS crack. HMRC’s officers have confirmed the operation, but they failed to declare the name of the person arrested. Chappell did not comment on the incident, but in September he had confirmed there were problems with the tax authorities asserting that “there is was an error to be corrected.”

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