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Self Employment

Working for Yourself and  Becoming an Employer, two free elearning courses provided by HMRC for people wishing to start their own business or take on staff.

Starting Your Own Business,  Guide on. GOV.UK for people interested in starting a business.

Business Gateway (in Scotland)

Business Eye (in Wales)

Enterprise Agencies – training programmes

Start Up Donut, a guide to starting a new business with free resources

Start Your Own Business provides information and advise for new business start-ups

The  Department for Business, Innovation & Skills Home Business Guide is a guide to starting and growing a business from home.  It covers business essentials like rates, insurance and health and safety considerations as well as practical steps and top tips from those already running a successful business from home.

Byte Start provides business guides for start-ups

HM Revenue and Customs provides advice on tax issues

HM Revenue and Customs self employment

National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

GOV.UK - Businesses and self-employed

Saga (online information for the over-50s)

Citizens Advice provide a useful fact sheet with information about self-employment. This includes setting up in business, employing other people and financial issues. It also gives details of further sources of help and advice.

The Royal British Legion (support for the Armed Forces)

This site is for help and information only. It is not meant as an authoritative guide. It is not meant as an authoritative statement of the law, and future changes in the law and other programmes and initiatives could make it less accurate at times. TAEN, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund take no responsibility for your use of the information. You should always take professional advice on any specific legal or financial matter.