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Self-employed or looking for work

Whether you are thinking of starting your own business or getting a job, find information here.

Be aware of what you need to think about if you are starting your own business. Find out about training, how to trade, managing money, premises, health and safety and employing people.

Find out what schemes there are to help you into work.

Self-employment: checklist

Information on self employment including setting up, employing other people and financial issues, further sources of help and advice are provided.

Government employment schemes

Information about compulsory and voluntary government schemes aimed at helping people to find and keep employment or to set up as self employed.

Starting your own business - HMRC guidance

HMRC guidance on tax, national insurance, self-assessment and other related issues when you start a business