Tag Archives: council

GST Council cuts tax rates on 29 items, discusses simpler return-filing process

The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST Council) on Thursday cut tax rates on 29 products and 54 services at its 25th meeting and agreed to make the process of filing tax returns simpler. At the meeting chaired by finance minister Arun Jaitley, the federal indirect tax body cut rates on products including pre-owned vehicles, household cooking gas cylinders from ... Read More »

Hunter appointed to council finance and audit committee

Robert Hunter Hunter NEWLY-appointed advisory member of Gisborne District Council’s finance and audit committee, Robert Hunter, is looking forward to assisting the council with complex financial matters.He has been appointed because of his financial and accounting experience to sit in an advisory capacity on the committee. Committee chairman Brian Wilson supports the engagement of an independent member who is able ... Read More »

Hopes and pitfalls of council business deals

To add to Peter Wilby’s excellent article (The councils turning to risky business, 7 March), the idea of public service is being swept away as local authorities seek to fill the huge gap in income created by the Tory government’s move to abolish central funding by 2020. Many authorities are trading away from their home turf; but the setting up ... Read More »