TWO Scots have been jailed for their part in a plot to smuggle more than 13 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK by disguising them as ice cream, yoghurt and frozen pizza.
THE results of the big tax case over HM Revenue & Customs' claim that Rangers used an offshore tax avoidance scheme is expected next month.
A COSTLY pension deal for Scotland's top fire chief has been criticised by public spending watchdogs.
GOVERNMENT figures show Scottish companies are claiming far less than their share of research tax credits, meaning they are missing out on millions of pounds towards items such as staff costs and computer software.
Customs officials have been criticised for failing to crack down on gangs who dodge alcohol tax at an estimated cost to the Treasury of more than £1 billion.