Aga Khan Economic Planning Board

The Economic Planning Board (EPB) is a volunteer organisation under the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom (UK). It was established to keep the economic status of the Jamat under review. It aims to improve the economic well-being of the Jamat via case management and support in the areas of employment and personal finance. The EPB has also launched a number of business alliances in industries from hospitality to pharmaceuticals.

HMRC targets buy to let landlords
HMRC targets buy to let landlords
17 December 2022

Buy to let landlords are being contacted by HMRC in its latest nudge campaign, which identifies people who may not be declaring their full rental income.

National Insurance rise reversed
National Insurance rise reversed
17 December 2022

Employees will see a cut in their National Insurance contributions this month following the reversal of the rise in National Insurance announced in April.

Tips for Novice Investors
Tips for Novice Investors
17 December 2022

We have reached a point in time where inflation is high, interest rates are relatively low (although rising), and generous occupational pensions are a thing of the past.

Benefits fraud hits ‘unacceptably high’ £6.5bn
Benefits fraud hits ‘unacceptably high’ £6.5bn
17 December 2022

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) overpaid £8.6bn across benefits in 2021-22, with £6.5bn of that figure due to fraud.

Landlords not ready for Making Tax Digital
Landlords not ready for Making Tax Digital
17 December 2022

More than half of landlords are not aware of the new rules under Making Tax Digital for Income Tax which will require quarterly reporting on property income.

Cost of living payment
Cost of living payment
17 December 2022

Over 8 million households are set to receive an additional £324 as part of the government’s Cost of Living support package.

The Autumn Statement
The Autumn Statement
17 December 2022

The Chancellor announced his Autumn Statement, aiming to restore stability to the economy, protect high-quality public services and build long-term prosperity for the United Kingdom.

Mini Budget 2022
Mini Budget 2022
27 September 2022

Following UK Chancellor’s recent announcements as part of the Government’s ‘Growth Plan’, we outline below key tax-related announcements for guidance purposes:

Interest rates increased to 2.25%
Interest rates increased to 2.25%
27 September 2022

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a further 0.5% to 2.25%, rejecting calls for a 0.75% rise supported by some members of the monetary policy committee.

Energy bills for businesses to be halved
Energy bills for businesses to be halved
27 September 2022

Businesses will be given financial support for six months to cover up to 50% of their energy bills in the latest move by government to mitigate soaring energy costs.

Energy price cap frozen at £2,500
Energy price cap frozen at £2,500
13 September 2022

The government will freeze the energy cap at £2,500 and promises equivalent support for businesses, charities and public sector although no detail is available as yet.

Incorporation and profit extraction: tax tips
Incorporation and profit extraction: tax tips
22 June 2022

Tax advisers wonder whether tax motivated incorporation still has a place in light of tax changes coming in 2023 and look at tax efficient profit extraction for existing companies.

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