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.
The UK Budget considers the temporary economic impact from the spread of COVID-19 in the UK but also longer-term investments which will underpin growth over the coming decade. Below is a summary of the budget and support announced and available by the Government and BoE for business disruption due to COVID-19.
Efforts to suppress the outbreak of COVID-19 have caused significant disruption for families, employees and business owners. The AKEPB is aware that the rapid transition to limit social contact may be causing many of us to feel anxious and uncertain about the future. The AKEPB will endeavour to support you as best as we can in these challenging times. The AKEPB will summarise the latest guidance from the government and will regularly update the Jamat via the IIUK app, Al-Saha Daily Digest and the.ismaili/uk website.
The Jamat should seek to be prudent in this uncertain environment and to take advantage of measures being put in place by the government.
The Economic Planning Board’s mandate is to support the Jamat with their economic wellbeing.
There are many immediate consequences being faced by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for the United Kingdom
Travel Guidance Regarding COVID-19
(Last Updated: 22nd May 2020)
A weekend-long Opportunity Africa conference held at the Ismaili Centre, London hinted at what is already spreading across the continent. With a growing middle class, an impending housing market boom, an infrastructure deficit waiting to be filled, and a common East African financial market on the horizon, Africa is a focal point for new expansion and entrepreneurship.