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.

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.

Landlords not aware of Making Tax Digital
Landlords not aware of Making Tax Digital
22 June 2022

Nearly 40% of respondents to the latest HMRC IPSOS research on Making Tax Digital said that it would be difficult to start reporting income tax on a quarterly basis when rules come into force in 2024.

One in five workers plan to quit their job
One in five workers plan to quit their job
22 June 2022

A fifth of UK workers expect to leave their current job in the next 12 months reveals PwC’s Global Workforce Hopes and Fears survey.

Rate of company insolvencies doubles since 2021
Rate of company insolvencies doubles since 2021
22 June 2022

The number of company insolvencies in April has doubled compared with the same period last year.

700k families miss out on tax-free childcare
700k families miss out on tax-free childcare
22 June 2022

The number of families claiming tax free childcare has gone up by a third to 512,000 in the last year as families look for additional support, but thousands are not claiming.

SME lending hits all-time low
SME lending hits all-time low
22 June 2022

Lending to SMEs in the UK is the lowest it has ever been with fewer than one in ten small businesses applying for finance in the first quarter.

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.

The Chancellor promises tax cuts for businesses
The Chancellor promises tax cuts for businesses
22 June 2022

In a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) the Chancellor promised tax cuts for businesses in the Autumn Budget.

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.

UK falls to 21st place on global tax league table
UK falls to 21st place on global tax league table
22 June 2022

The UK has dropped to 21st place from its previous position at sixth due to the increase in corporation tax to 25% in April 2023.

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.

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