A disturbing development for UK freight operators, particularly those involved in the drinks business. HM Revenue & Customs is the hunt for goods which have not had duty paid, and it is beginning to levy fines on anyone handling or storing those goods – regardless of whether they had any knowledge if duty had been paid or not. Problem is,. Many firms have been lulled into a false sense of security by HMRC’s previous laxity in following up these cases. Now, however, it appears HMRC’s inspectors’ blood is up.