Combatting grey economy benefits everybody

Taxi services supervision for Trafi

New Act on transport services brings changes to taxi services. The Finnish Transport Safety Agency takes over responsibility for supervision (Trafi).

Online POS systems

Working Group of Finnish Tax Administration proposes the introduction of fiscal online point-of-sale systems in Finland. These systems send data of sales transactions to the Tax Administration.

Regulatory burden

Digital services have succeeded in reducing the regulatory burden of statutory obligations that result in different costs for businesses and public entities.

The big picture of the grey economy and economic crime

The new website on the grey economy and economic crime www.grey-economy-crime.fi provides summarised information on the grey economy and economic crime in Finland. The website is maintained through the cooperation of the authorities engaged in combating the grey economy. Further information on the authorities is available under the section About this website.

The website will support the decision-making of authorities and political decision-makers. The information it provides will enhance society’s capabilities to react rapidly to the phenomena and harm associated with the grey economy and economic crime. In addition, the website will provide companies and citizens with information on how to act or protect themselves against such harm.

The big picture is a combination of various aspects

The website provides an overview of the topical phenomena of the grey economy and economic crime comprising the observations of a number of different authorities. In addition, the website offers both domestic and international estimates on the scope and amount of the grey economy and economic crime. The website also provides information on the impact of action taken to prevent the grey economy and economic crime based on the statistics of authorities, including company audits and their results. The website also follows the progress of various projects included in the operational programme concerning the grey economy and economic crime.

In addition, the website contains a selection of recent domestic and international news flows on the grey economy and economic crime.

News about the shadow economy and economic crimes

Lithuania: Customs seize contraband cigarettes from Belarus

7/16/2018
Lithuania's customs have discovered 20,000 packs of contraband cigarettes worth about EUR 50,000 hidden on a freight train from Belarus, according to Lithuania's Customs Criminal Service. The...

UK: National Gallery accused of unfair dismissal

7/16/2018
A group of 27 art lecturers and artists have accused the National Gallery of unfair dismissal. They are bringing their cases to an employment tribunal, which they hope will determine that they should...

UK: Cityfibre calls on rivals to stop misleading consumers

7/16/2018
Cityfibre has warned that customers are being misled by broadband providers that use the term 'fibre' to describe their internet services. A letter published by the independent supplier calls on...