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.

Government Department hit by IR35 Tax Bill
Government Department hit by IR35 Tax Bill
5 September 2021

HM Courts & Tribunal Service has had to pay a £12.5m tax bill to HMRC due to mistakes made when determining the IR35 status of contractors.

Do you understand the risks faced by your business
Do you understand the risks faced by your business
5 September 2021

In the first in a three-part series, Nick Denning, CEO at Diegesis, looks at the risks faced by company boards, with a particular focus on those confronting CIOs and CTOs who are managing and operating complex enterprise IT systems.

83% of businesses not aware of plastic tax
83% of businesses not aware of plastic tax
5 September 2021

With less than a year to go until the plastic packaging tax is introduced a survey by Veolia found that 83% of businesses asked were not aware of the tax.

HMRC help towards childcare costs this September
HMRC help towards childcare costs this September
5 September 2021

HMRC has issued a reminder to families that are eligible for tax-free childcare that they can use the scheme to help with their childcare costs as children go back to school.

Use final month of furlough to plan for the future
Use final month of furlough to plan for the future
5 September 2021

Insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 is urging directors of Covid-hit businesses to use the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future and address any financial issues they face.

HMRC opened 278 tax investigations in lockdown
HMRC opened 278 tax investigations in lockdown
5 September 2021

HMRC launched 278 civil investigations into suspected tax evasion during the first 10 months of the Covid-19 pandemic says UHY Hacker Young.

Companies House urges businesses to file early
Companies House urges businesses to file early
5 September 2021

Companies House urges businesses who are due to file accounts by the end of September to do so as soon as possible through its online service.

Tax filing deadlines
Tax filing deadlines
5 September 2021

In our handy guide to tax filing deadlines, we provide an at-a-glance guide to key dates from the deadline for corporation tax second quarterly instalment payment for very large companies and final claims for coronavirus job retention scheme.

How to address the imbalance sheet
How to address the imbalance sheet
5 September 2021

As companies move forward post covid, it will be important to consider the make-up of their balance sheet, how it has evolved over the past 12 months and what actions need to be taken to address that imbalance, explains Martin Gray, managing director in the restructuring advisory practice at Kroll.

UK to replace EU state aid rules on bailouts
UK to replace EU state aid rules on bailouts
5 August 2021

The UK government has announced new laws to replace EU rules on taxpayer-funded bailouts and business support, launching a subsidy system ministers say will help boost jobs and the economy

HMRC to resume debt collection activities
HMRC to resume debt collection activities
5 August 2021

HMRC have published a new Policy Paper: Collecting tax debts as we emerge from coronavirus.

Recent tax changes for UK property investors
Recent tax changes for UK property investors
5 August 2021

A number of changes to tax rules have added to compliance requirements for property owners and increased tax bills. Andrew Hoban, partner at Allsop, explains.

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