TaxAdministrationCustoms faces £50m claim

Customs faces £50m claim

Cross-channel operator Hoverspeed has filed a claim of £50m for damages against Customs & Excise.

Link: Customs face £450m cross-channel claim

Hoverspeed has accused Custom & Excise staff of being ‘heavy-handed’ in its searching of cross-Channel passengers.

The £50m covers loss of revenue and passenger goodwill, claimed Hoverspeed.

It is the latest development in a long-running dispute between the two sides.

In 2002 the High Court ruled that random stop and searches carried out on Hoverspeed passengers were unlawful.

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