Registering as a sole trader

Being a sole trader involves some personal financial risk. Unlike a limited company, sole traders must pay their debts if their business fails.

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Q&A: Tax for the self-employed

When you become self-employed you become responsible for your own tax and NI. You'll need to know what and how much tax to pay and when.

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How I started up as a sole trader

Andy Oakley of AO Pro Finish Plastering explains how he started up as a sole trader. 'It's dead easy to start up as a sole trader', he says.

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Check my employment status

Work out your employment status as it has important implications for you for the purposes of tax and employment law