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.

Employee exodus could cost up to £17bn
Employee exodus could cost up to £17bn
5 August 2021

The cost of additional staff turnover could amount to a £16.9bn toll on business in the UK and Ireland as four out of ten employees are looking to change jobs in the next 12 months.

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.

HMRC clarifies position on tax debt
HMRC clarifies position on tax debt
5 August 2021

As the UK emerges from the pandemic and economic activity resumes, HMRC says it is taking an ‘understanding and supportive approach to dealing with those who have tax debts or are concerned about their ability to pay their tax’

Q&A: tax and employee ownership trusts
Q&A: tax and employee ownership trusts
5 August 2021

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise tax adviser Ibrahim Nalla examines the tax implications of setting up an employee ownership trust for a privately held company.

ECB project to assess launch of digital euro
ECB project to assess launch of digital euro
5 August 2021

The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering launching a digital euro and has started an in-depth analysis of the benefits, stating it would not compete with bitcoin.

Rising inflation and how it could affect you
Rising inflation and how it could affect you
5 August 2021

You may have heard on the news recently that inflation has risen in the UK, US and many other countries around the world. 

130 countries agree minimum corporation tax rate
130 countries agree minimum corporation tax rate
5 August 2021

130 countries from across the world have agreed to accept a global minimum corporation tax rate of 15% to draw a line under tax avoidance by multinational companies.

Rishi Sunak announces £15bn green finance plan
Rishi Sunak announces £15bn green finance plan
5 August 2021

At Mansion House on Thursday 1 July 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his plans to transform the UK into a green finance hub with £15bn investment into environmentally friendly projects

Business rates support to shrink
Business rates support to shrink
5 August 2021

Thousands of businesses across the UK are preparing to restart property tax payments as the current £13.8bn business rates holiday is cut.

46% of SMEs contemplated closure in 2020
46% of SMEs contemplated closure in 2020
5 August 2021

During 2020, 46% of SMEs contemplated closure but that figure dropped to just 1% in 2021 whilst 36% are now planning for growth.

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