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Sole trader

Helpful tips and advice for sole traders on setting up and managing a small business in the UK, including guides on registration, insurance, tax and vat, plus useful case studies and examples on the advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed.

How to save up to £3,000 in tax being self-employed

Changes in the way the self-employed must report tax mean sole traders could face having to pay an additional £3,000 in tax. Becoming a limited company could reduce your tax bill, says Marcin Durlak

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Number of self-employed falls one fifth since Covid-19

IR35 taxation changes, Brexit and Covid-19 blamed for choking off rise in self-employment

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Becoming self-employed 

Becoming self-employed could mean less income, more responsibility and working longer hours. But freedom and independence cannot be underestimated, says Margaret Wood

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Ceasing trading if you’re a sole trader – what to do

What do you need to do as a sole trader if you decide to wind up your business? Emma Twynholm of Hillier Hopkins offers a step-by-step guide

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Setting up as a sole trader – a business is born

Setting up as a sole trader is the preferred option for many businesses starting out. James Johnson guides you through what to do

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How to become a sole trader

Setting up as a self-employed sole trader is a simple way to start a business. In this guide, we show you how to do it.

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What is the definition of a sole trader and being self-employed

What does it mean to be a 'sole trader'? Is there any difference between a sole trader and being ‘self employed’?

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Tax advantages of a limited company versus sole trader

Haydn Rogan explains the tax advantages and disadvantages of status as a limited company and as a sole trader.

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What is the definition of a sole trader and being self-employed

What does it mean to be a 'sole trader'? Is there any difference between a sole trader and being ‘self employed’?

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Tax advantages of a limited company versus sole trader

Haydn Rogan explains the tax advantages and disadvantages of status as a limited company and as a sole trader.

Accounts & Tax

5 most common tax mistakes when you’re self-employed

Getting on the wrong side of the taxman can be extremely unpleasant and costly. Simon Thomas offers 5 tips to help you stay out of trouble

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Childcare support if self-employed

I have set up my own business after the birth of my daughter. It was impossible, due to an inflexible employer, to continue in employment. I would like to know if there are any childcare voucher schemes available to self-employed parents similar to those offered to employed parents?

News

City mayors warn of mental health pandemic among self-employed

Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram come together to urge chancellor to help 3m self-employed excluded from government Covid business support.

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Checklist for going self-employed – a Small Business guide

Deciding to go self-employed is a big step for anyone. Follow this guide to going self-employed and be confident. We’ve got your back

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience

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Fuel your small business with Uber Eats

This article explains what Uber Eats is and why you should use it for your small business

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The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

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The role of B2B ecommerce in choosing the right supplier

How Alibaba.com can help you discover new suppliers around the world