A BRADFORD businessman has hit back at a political website after it raised doubts that he had paid tax on his businesses.

The Guido Fawkes site said Imran Khan's IK Collections firm was listed as dormant by Companies House and therefore did not have to pay tax even though Mr Khan had said it was very busy.


The website had featured IK Collections after Mr Khan had produced a suit for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn featuring the words "For the many" in the pinstripe, which Mr Corbyn wore on the campaign trail in Whitby.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jeremy Corbyn wearing the suit in Whitby. Picture: PAJeremy Corbyn wearing the suit in Whitby. Picture: PA

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Their article, headlined "Jeremy Corbyn's Tax-Dodging Suit?", also claimed Mr Khan's events management company, Elite Events and Elite Models, is not listed at Companies House and his charity Khan-Can People’s Charity does not exist on the Charities Commission register.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The article as it appears on the Guido Fawkes website

In response to the article, Mr Khan told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus: "It is unfortunate that the website Guido Fawkes chose to release a politically motivated article targeting my company without first contacting me for comment.

"Guido Fawkes has used a misleading headline with the very clever use of a question mark. If Guido Fawkes is confident in the truthfulness of their headline, I invite them to pose their headline as a fact and not a question.

"IK collections was initially operating as a sole trader company and self-assessment tax returns were completed annually. The limited company was incorporated in 2016 to reserve the name 'I K Collections Ltd' but was dormant. This is perfectly legitimate as the company was operating as a sole trader.

"Recently we have started trading as I K Collections Limited and our accounts are due to Companies House in May 2020 and will be submitted before this date.

"Elite Events and Elite Model were not incorporated companies therefore would not appear on the companies register. Khan-Can People's Charity was a small charity and therefore did not require registration with the charities commission. The charity undertook a lot of good work including delivering Christmas and Easter presents to patients in BRI and LGI hospitals and also to elderly people in care homes."

He said he was currently in the process of seeking advice in relation to the article.