What you need to do when you start working for yourself, either as your only job or at the same time as working for an employer.
Step 1 Check if being self-employed is right for you
There are other ways to work for yourself. Check if you should set up as one of the following instead:
Step 2 Choose the name you want to trade under
Step 3 Check what records you'll need to keep
Step 4 Register for tax
To pay tax, you'll need to register for Self Assessment.
You might need to register in a different way if:
You may also need to register for VAT.