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.

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.

Brexit custom delays hit manufacturers
Brexit custom delays hit manufacturers
23 January 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.

Are you tax resident in Spain?
Are you tax resident in Spain?
23 January 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.

Tax loophole on second homes closed
Tax loophole on second homes closed
23 January 2022

Owners of second homes who report them as holiday lets will now have to prove it in order to not pay council tax and access business rates relief.

Filing deadlines: January – March 2022
Filing deadlines: January – March 2022
13 January 2022

In our handy guide to tax filing deadlines, we provide an at-a-glance guide to key dates from payment dates for corporation tax instalments to deadlines for amending personal, trustee and partnership tax returns.

Potential tax debt liability for directors
Potential tax debt liability for directors
13 January 2022

Under powers set out in Finance Act 2020, directors of insolvent companies could find themselves liable for accumulated tax debts for up to five years.

£6k business grants for Covid support released
£6k business grants for Covid support released
13 January 2022

Businesses can now apply for a financial grant worth up to £6,000 from the £635m support package given to local councils to support those most affected by the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

HMRC fraud squad recovers £1bn from tax evaders
HMRC fraud squad recovers £1bn from tax evaders
13 January 2022

HMRC's Fraud Investigation Service has recovered more than £1bn from the proceeds of crime and tax offenders since the formation of a specialist fraud squad five years ago.

Crypto traders should write a Will to avoid IHT
Crypto traders should write a Will to avoid IHT
9 January 2022

Investing in cryptoassets is a risky business if investors do not write in protection to their will as tax bills could quickly mount.

Multigenerational wealth and tax considerations
Multigenerational wealth and tax considerations
9 January 2022

Charlotte Murtagh, head of private office at ZEDRA, provides tips to ensure wealth stays within the family and issues to consider around the business, taxes, profits as well as estate and inheritance fees to avoid unwelcome surprises.

Companies House updates penalty guidance for Covid
Companies House updates penalty guidance for Covid
9 January 2022

Companies House has advised businesses that there is a delay to penalty reviews at the moment due to workload.

Treasury will consult on CB digital currency
Treasury will consult on CB digital currency
9 January 2022

The Treasury and the Bank of England is to launch a consultation next year on potential plans to launch a UK central bank digital currency (CBDC).

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