Guide

Choose the right business model and legal structure

Introduction

It's critical that you choose the correct legal structure when starting up as it will affect things like the tax you pay, registration and reporting requirements, and your personal financial liability. For instance if you decide to start a business in the construction industry you'll need to be part of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for tax purposes.

This guide includes a range of video case studies, e-learning tools and videos to help you choose the right legal structure for your business and set yourself up as self-employed.

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