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Self-employment

Self-employment is one of the most commonly used forms of business. Working for yourself, you’re considered a sole trader, and with our help, becoming one isn’t difficult.

A self-employed person earns their living through doing something by themselves, without being hired by anyone, effectively making them their own superior. In the UK, they are either considered a sole trader or, alternatively, they can become a partner in a partnership.

Being self-employed, you may work from home or an office, depending on your need, though when working at home you may sometimes be required to provide your local authority with clearance so that part of your home can be legally considered business premises.

If you intend to hold the records of any of your customers or suppliers in electronic form, you will have to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Those are just some of the legal responsibilities you will face when self-employed, but don’t worry – as the best company formation service provider in the UK, we’ll help you handle all of them.

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