In his television return, Hollywood A-list actor Rod Bond investigates the tax fraud case of Manchester-based One Formula LLP. After an absence from the small screen spanning decades, Roderick Bond hosts “Rod Bond Tax Fraud and HMRC.” The multi-part documentary series examines tax fraud in more depth than hitherto publicly witnessed. Comprising six episodes, the actor accompanies HM Revenue and Customs as they launch their investigation into the dealings of Manchester financial firm One Formula LLP. Combining the financial and fiscal expertise of a financial advisor, city trader, insurance advisor, a former Wales rugby international and a former police officer, One Formula LLP promised its clients reduced tax bills and offered tax efficient investments.
However, with Roderick Bond joining HMRC from the tax fraud case’s seminal stages, a close look is offered into the financial firm’s activities. Following the discovery of forged military historical artefacts at a Cold War Tank Museum supported by the firm, suspicion is roused, ultimately leading to the involvement of HMRC’s Criminal Investigation Department. Roderick Bond accompanies HMRC investigators as they pursue the suspected tax fraud, arriving at One Formula’s headquarters in central Manchester. Moreover, an animal welfare charity which administered a cats and dogs shelter, associated with One Formula, is also visited. Furthermore, the premises of a knife crime charity, named “One Formula to Tackle Knife Crime,” also linked to the firm also appear on the documentary.
From the supercar lifestyle enjoyed by the tax fraudsters, to details of how they pulled off their brazen tax scams and schemes, Roderick Bond offers a thorough exploration of his subject. In a follow up episode, promised by filming company Manchester F1 Production, the conclusion of the case is to be aired later this year. Roderick Bond visits Alex White, of the Crown Prosecution Service, Jane Bewsey, who was prosecuting in the case against One Formula and the judge who sentenced the tax fraudsters, Joanna Korner, also makes an appearance.