WHAT ARE MY OBLIGATIONS TO EMPLOYEES?
When you take on staff for the first time, there are a variety of requirements you must fulfill, from registering as an employer with HMRC to obtaining employers' liability insurance. You must also pay the National Minimum Wage. A full list of obligations can be found at: www.gov.uk/employing-staff.
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE TO AN OFFICE?
There is no fixed point at which you should move into a business office rental space. You should try and identify when your business has reached a tipping point. If your home business office is stopping you from doing anything, it is probably time to make the move.
CAN I MOVE MY BUSINESS OUT OF MY HOME WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK?
There are a range of options for home businesses looking to move into an office environment. A serviced office arrangement will allow you to take the space and services you need, while shared workspaces are often a suitable solution to keep costs down. In some areas it is possible to rent space in Government buildings for free: www.gov.uk/rent-government-workspace.