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Major overhaul proposed for rules on parental leave

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.

Government announces simplified business support service

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

Important changes to the tax system

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

Small businesses could fail to 'qualify' for Scotland’s rate relief

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.

Tax breaks would help tackle the recession, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Chancellor to introduce tax reliefs for businesses in the forthcoming Budget.

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