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As well as changes to the rules governing employers and businesses, this April's common commencement date also introduces some amendments to the tax system.

Radical changes to the regulations on maternity and paternity leave have been put forward that could see new fathers getting more paid time off work.

Businesses will find it easier and quicker to gain access to government support schemes under a new simplified system.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers that a number of important new measures are due to come into effect in April.

From 1 April 2009, the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme will allow businesses with premises worth up to £8,000 to pay no rates at all.

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