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Registration and Formalities

Checklist to register and start business as self-employed

To set up and start business as self-employed you have to:

  • Register with HM Revenue & Customs – for details see below Registering as self-employed.
  • Print your stationery – for details see below Business Name.
  • Apply to your local council or other public and private bodies for any permits, planning permissions and licenses your business may need – for details see below Formalities after registration.
  • Contact with your local council to establish whether you have to pay the local Business Rates – for details see below Formalities after registration.
  • If necessary, register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs – for details see below Formalities after registration.
  • Organize your company bookkeeping and accounting – for details see below Formalities after registration.
  • If necessary, register for VAT with HM Revenue & Customs – for details see below Taxes.

Capital Business Links Ltd offers overall service for the self-employed, including all aspects of setting up and running a business. Find out more about our services by contacting us on the telephone number 0208 567 99 44 or at our e-mail address.