A male photography student taking a picture of a female student in the studio at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Thinking of Going Self-Employed?

If you're thinking of starting your own business or becoming self employed there is now a free online service from the HMRC that includes useful tips and everything you need to know to get started.

Please visit http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob/syob/index.html where you can find information on tax, case studies from people who have been exactly where you are now, and ways to build your confidence.

Please see below an HMRC presentation covering how to register with HMRC for tax and national insurance purposes when you start to work for yourself. May 2013.