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.

Treasury set to raise more tax than expected
Treasury set to raise more tax than expected
5 May 2022

The freeze in income tax thresholds and rising inflation means that the Treasury will bring in £12.5bn more in tax than predicted at the last Budget.

Powers to tackle director fraud explained
Powers to tackle director fraud explained
5 May 2022

New powers granted to the Insolvency Service to tackle director fraud must be used with care to prevent a culture of fear around the insolvency process, argues Rachel Lai, insolvency director at Menzies LLP.

Spring Statement 2022
Spring Statement 2022
24 March 2022

The Chancellor's Spring Statement outlined a number of measures to help with the cost of living.

Proposed changes to filing obligations for SMEs
Proposed changes to filing obligations for SMEs
14 March 2022

The government has set out plans to reform governance at Companies House to stop manipulation of the service, particularly in the use of anonymous or fraudulent shell companies and partnerships.

The finer details of director’s loan accounts
The finer details of director’s loan accounts
14 March 2022

Tax compliance is an important consideration when considering the use of director’s loans. The following summary consider the potential pitfalls.

Guidance for landlords
Guidance for landlords
14 March 2022

As a landlord, there may be situations where you wish to take possession of your property which will require the incumbent tenant to move out.

PwC expands entry routes for non-graduates
PwC expands entry routes for non-graduates
14 March 2022

PwC is launching a tech degree apprenticeship programme working with Ada, the National College for Digital Skills.

Determining the tax residence of individuals
Determining the tax residence of individuals
14 March 2022

Residency is an important factor when deciding which jurisdiction the taxpayer should pay tax in and rules vary between countries.

HMRC collects £30.8bn through tax probes
HMRC collects £30.8bn through tax probes
14 March 2022

The total revenue generated from HMRC’s tax investigations has risen to £30.8bn in 2021.

Personal tax planning tips for year-end
Personal tax planning tips for year-end
14 March 2022

Taxpayers should consider the following guide before the end of the current tax year on 5 April 2022.

Student loan repayment to start at £25k
Student loan repayment to start at £25k
14 March 2022

The level at which students begin to pay back their loans has been lowered from £27,295 to £25,000.

Transferring basic inheritance tax-free allowance
Transferring basic inheritance tax-free allowance
14 March 2022

HMRC has issued guidance on the rules for transferring the basic tax-free allowance, known as the nil rate band, to a surviving spouse or civil partner.

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