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Savers who deposit large sums into their accounts could get a short-term increase in the level of protection guaranteed their money should the bank or building society get into difficulty.

Golf clubs, charities, residents’ associations and other groups that are not set up as limited companies could enjoy greater protection if reforms in the law on “unincorporated associations” are put into effect.

The deferred increase in fuel duty has finally reached the petrol pumps.

Businesses have been given a reprieve from the 5 per cent rates rise due this month.

The arrival of April marks one of the year’s two common commencement dates and, with it, a raft of changes to business rules and regulations.

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