New laws will take effect in the UK from April (Composite: Mark Hall / JPIMedia)

8 new laws coming into force in April - including changes to car tax, minimum wage and HMRC payments

Changes to paying taxes, divorce proceedings and receiving benefit payments from the government will take effect from April

Monday, 7th March 2022, 3:13 pm

A series of new laws will be introduced from April which will affect millions of people across the country.

The changes cover a number of areas, including new rules for divorce proceedings, receiving government payments and paying taxes.

The National Minimum Wage is set to rise from April, meaning it will be law for employers to pay their staff no less than the new rates.

The increase in wages comes amid the cost of living crisis which could leave workers paying 7% more for the price of goods from next month.

Some of the new regulations from April will only affect businesses, but others will impact the general public.

Listed are eight upcoming changes that you need to know.

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