Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell 'arrested over unpaid tax'

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The former bankrupt who bought BHS from Sir Philip Green for a pound has been reportedly arrested over unpaid tax.

Dominic Chappell, 49, is alleged to have been arrested by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for failing to pay more than £500,000 in tax on money from the department store chain, according to the Sunday Times. 

A HMRC spokeswoman said: "We do not comment on identifiable cases, but can confirm we arrested a 49-year-old businessman".

She said the arrest was made on November 2. 

The same day, the Pensions Regulator began enforcement action against Sir Philip and Mr Chappell ''to seek redress on behalf of the BHS pension schemes''.

The watchdog is reportedly pursuing a payment of £350 million after BHS collapsed in April, resulting in a £571 million pension deficit and the scheme falling into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).