Self employment registration: Become self employed today
You must register as self-employed if you're a sole trader. If you fail to follow the legal guidelines, you could be heavily fined.
What details do I need for self employed registration?
For self employed registration in the UK, you will need the following:
- Basic personal details
- National Insurance (NI) number
- UTR number (if you've worked for yourself before)
- Business name and address
- Type of work you do (e.g. Carpenter)
What else do I need to know?
- You may need to pay business rates if you're running a business from home
- You may need to hold a local authority license in other occupations like childminders or cab drivers
- If you're newly self-employed you must register to pay class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) by completing form CA5601 (unless you earn less than the small earnings exception threshold - £5,725)
- If you are taking someone on, you need to register as an employer
- You may need to register for VAT if you think you're annual income may exceed the £77,000 threshold
How do I register as self-employed?
To become self employed click on the button at the top of the page. You'll need to fill in some basic details about yourself including your National Insurance (NI) number and information on your business.