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Self-employment

There is a lot of support available if you are considering starting your own business.

Rotherham Youth Enterprise

Rotherham Council offers access to self-employment support and advice for young people from ages 18 to 30.

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Sheffield City Region Growth Hub

Sheffield City Region Growth Hub is working with a range of organisations and individuals to encourage entrepreneurship and provide important support for Start-Up businesses whilst enabling early stage businesses to be sustainable longer term and to grow.

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Disability Grants for the Disabled

Your local Job Centre Plus or Citizens Advice will be able to tell you about "in work" benefits such as the Disabled Person's Tax Credit and Access to Work. Disability Living Allowance (DLA) isn't affected by self employment and the Carers Allowance has the usual restrictions whatever your employment status.

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The Prince’s Trust

The Princes Trust work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme. From training and mentoring to funding and resources, support is available in person or online.

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Register for and file your Self Assessment tax return

If you’re self-employed you’ll need to register for Self Assessment and Class 2 National Insurance as soon as you can after starting your business. You need to do this even if you’ve completed tax returns before.

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Set up as a sole trader

If you’re a sole trader, you run your own business as an individual and are self-employed.

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