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.

Bank of England “helpless” against inflation
Bank of England “helpless” against inflation
22 June 2022

Bank of England (BoE) chief Andrew Bailey defended his performance before MPs, stating that there was nothing else the Bank could have done to prevent inflation from rising to double digits.

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.

Debt repayment plans under review
Debt repayment plans under review
22 June 2022

The government plans to shake up debt repayments to try to reduce the number of voluntary insolvencies.

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 names PAYE tax-avoidance promoter
HMRC names PAYE tax-avoidance promoter
22 June 2022

As part of its clampdown on tax avoidance promoters, HMRC is warning taxpayers not to sign up to a payroll scheme promoted by London-based Peak PAYE Ltd.

Filing deadlines: June – September 2022
Filing deadlines: June – September 2022
22 June 2022

In our handy guide to tax filing deadlines, we provide an at-a-glance guide to key dates from deadline for Forms P46(Car), confirmation statements showing taxed benefits and corporation tax filing.

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.

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