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.

Scam warning for tax credits claimants
Scam warning for tax credits claimants
22 June 2022

In the run-up to the 31 July renewals deadline for tax credits, HMRC has warned that fraudsters are targeting claimants with scam emails, fake websites, and text messages.

Business rates
Business rates
22 June 2022

Most non-domestic property will be liable for business rates, which essentially serve as an occupier’s tax.

Student loan interest rates frozen
Student loan interest rates frozen
22 June 2022

The government has confirmed that student loan interest rates will remain at 7.3% from September 2022.

HMRC hands out £12.5mn in fines for tax evaders
HMRC hands out £12.5mn in fines for tax evaders
22 June 2022

A fish seller, buy-to-let landlords and a crypto investor, not to mention an accountant and bookkeeper, all failed to pay their taxes and face millions of pounds in penalties.

Till fraud clampdown to stop tax evasion
Till fraud clampdown to stop tax evasion
22 June 2022

HMRC officers are using new powers to target till fraud carrying out spot checks on businesses which suppress takings to avoid tax.

HMRC demands refunds of overpaid SEISS payments
HMRC demands refunds of overpaid SEISS payments
22 June 2022

HMRC is targeting self-employed workers who overclaimed coronavirus grants during the pandemic, warns RSM.

How to price in wage increases and protect profits
How to price in wage increases and protect profits
22 June 2022

With the cost of living crisis, businesses need to focus on retaining staff and factoring pay increases into overall profitability, explains Stuart Clark, managing director of accountancy firm Russell & Russell.

KPMG plans digital recruitment wave
KPMG plans digital recruitment wave
22 June 2022

KPMG plans to double the size of its specialist digital development team, with recruitment drive to hire 3,500 developers in the next three years.

National Insurance threshold change from 6 July
National Insurance threshold change from 6 July
22 June 2022

HMRC has updated the guidance on changes to the National Insurance threshold due to come into effect from July.

Plans on course for property ownership register
Plans on course for property ownership register
22 June 2022

Companies House will soon be writing to all overseas entities which need to report property ownership under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act.

Businesses face negative effects of NIC increase
Businesses face negative effects of NIC increase
22 June 2022

Four out of five employers stated that they were immediately impacted by the increase in National Insurance contributions (NICs) according to a recent survey.

Rogue insolvency providers wound up
Rogue insolvency providers wound up
22 June 2022

An insolvency firm has been wound up, along with three other connected companies due to its ‘concerning practices’ which benefited the director.

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