Quick and easy to use advice on everything you need to know about tax when starting your own business or becoming self-employed.

Image of the Basildon for Business Brand LogoButton image showing the HM Revenue & Customs brand logo - links to HM Revenue & Customs web pagesHMRC 'Starting your own Business' e-Learning Tool

HM Revenue & Customs provides a FREE e-learning tool that advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting your own business.

The package can be completed in bite-size pieces and covers subjects including:

  • Starting in business
  • Registering your self employment
  • What records should I keep?
  • What can I claim against my income?
  • VAT registration
  • Becoming an employer

Incorporated into the package are learning checks and videos as well as links to further advice on YouTube and the GOV.UK website.

To start the e-Learning tool, see HMRC "Starting Your Own Business" e-Learning tool.

HMRC - Self-employed start-up guidance webinars

HMRC has produced a series of webinars designed especially for the newly self-employed.

Find out how to tell HMRC you are self-employed, what National Insurance you will have to pay, the importance and benefits to your business of good record keeping and how to budget for your first tax bill.

Other useful HMRC links for business starters

Further information and enquiries