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.

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.

17% rise in whistleblower reports
17% rise in whistleblower reports
14 March 2022

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has reported a 17% increase in whistleblower reports in the last year.

£850m Covid-19 support grants still available
£850m Covid-19 support grants still available
14 March 2022

Businesses across the country are being encouraged to apply for remaining grant funding from local authorities to help them through the pandemic.

HMRC asks businesses to label NIC rise on payslips
HMRC asks businesses to label NIC rise on payslips
14 March 2022

HMRC has emailed employers ‘strongly encouraging’ them to label the increased National Insurance contributions (NICs) rate on their employee’s payslips as ‘for the NHS’.

Lords slam rise in use of umbrella companies
Lords slam rise in use of umbrella companies
14 March 2022

The government's extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector in April 2021 has resulted in an increased use of umbrella companies, Lords warn.

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.

Brexit Custom delays hit manufacturers
Brexit Custom delays hit manufacturers
3 March 2022

One year since leaving the EU, two-thirds of manufacturing companies have reported that Brexit has moderately or significantly hampered their business, however optimism for growth has risen.

Avoid pension scams
Avoid pension scams
3 March 2022

Don’t let scammers enjoy a pension saver’s retirement. Find out how pension scams work, the warning signs and the steps you can take to help pension savers avoid being scammed.

Business optimism looking low for 2022
Business optimism looking low for 2022
3 March 2022

Business optimism for 2022 has dropped with recruitment struggles listed as a major concern alongside the increased worry of rising inflation and supply disruption.

Brexit benefits not yet seen
Brexit benefits not yet seen
3 March 2022

Nearly three quarters of UK businesses found that their business had received ‘no benefits’ since the UK left the EU in January 2021.

Are you tax resident in Spain?
Are you tax resident in Spain?
3 March 2022

Now that the UK has left the EU, UK residents living and working temporarily in Spain need to ensure they avoid double taxation and complete their self-assessment returns correctly. Barrister Leon Fernando Del Canto explains.

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