DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY TAX STATUS?
Regardless of whether you are setting up a limited company, you will need to register as self-employed with HM Revenue & Customs:
WHERE CAN I GET FUNDING?
There are a variety of options for financing your business, from loans specifically targeted at new businesses http://www.startuploans.co.uk to alternative finance platforms, such as crowdfunding.
DO I NEED TO TELL MY LANDLORD/MORTGAGE PROVIDER AND DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
Last year, the Government announced new planning guidance which means planning permission should not normally be needed for home businesses, and which reassured landlords that home businesses do not undermine their residential tenancy agreements.
Nevertheless, it is usually a good idea to inform your landlord or mortgage provider of your intention to set up your own business at home.
More information on planning permission can be found: