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  1. B

    UK is anybody a self employed electrician not under a scheme?

    Hi guys, just after some insight on personal experience of starting a company without being a member of nic,napit ect. in a nut shell im a qualified electrician with my 2391-52, I work for a company full time and I have a few potential clients lined up, i want to register as a business and do...
  2. M

    How to legally work as self employed Electrician.

    Hi guys I have been a qualified electrician for over 10 years working for others and now im trying to transision into to starting my own electrical installation / maintenance company. I'm a little confused as to what is required before I can legally work in other peoples properties. I thought...
  3. E

    Self Assessment

    Hi all. So with a bit of time on my hands I've decided to do the self assessment 2019-2020 return be my self. For the first time! I have paid cis as a subcontractor in this year - in the eyes of the HMRC does this count as having a business? Being an improver a few agencies have put me on a...
  4. happyhippydad

    Is there an additional month's grant for self employed?

    Evening all. just wondering if anyone knows if the self employed are to get the additional months grant the same as employees? Cheers :)
  5. davesparks

    Self employed income support scheme

    I don't think anyone has posted this yet, there is now an online gov.uk site to check your eligibility for the self employment support scheme. You need your UTR and NI number then it will tell you if you are eligible, if you are then you go through a form to prove your identity using driving...
  6. Sintra

    Returning to UK / Self isolating.

    I’m due to return to the UK next Thursday from Belgium and want to confirm if I need to self isolate away from my own household? My wife is saying I need to stay on my own for 14 days after my return before I can go home even though I have no symptoms. I’ve tried looking online and can’t find...
  7. A

    Coronavirus self employed payment

    Anyone else not happy with 80% of profit payments to self employed, as this only covers sub contractors and not a one man band with overheads.
  8. K

    Self employed electrician with no work due to covid19 what are my options

    Self employed electrician with no work due to corona virus. I’m a 1 man business carrying out work for private households mainly but due to cancellations I find myself with no work for foreseeable future. What are my options. Can I contact HMRC and say I’m no longer self employed and then apply...
  9. P

    I am an electrician who is on the CIS scheme. I’ve been working for the same company for 20 years but am still classed as self employed.

    I’m part of the CIS scheme. Like many builders we are employed by everything but name (we are self employed). I’ve been working for the same company for over 20 years ( a very good company), they deduct tax from me at source. Today they took the very understandable decision to suspend all work...
  10. happyhippydad

    Being self employed and the coronavirus

    Morning all. I have had nearly all my jobs cancelled now. Still got a weeks work ahead but then perhaps 1 day a week. I was wondering if anyone new what the government plans are for the self employed with regards finance? This might be a good thread to add to as new government plans come out...
  11. Pete999

    Self Isolation

    I you did self isolate, where would you self isolate, and what would you take with you, what would you do regarding food and drink?? just turned on the TV and Loose Women was on that Janet Street Porter is really quite sensible, saw that Muppet Piers Morgan earlier on getting all hot under the...
  12. wsoppitt

    Guys/girls hopefully you can help.i do lots of work for this guy that has just started setting up a group of containers as a self storage business.

    Guys / girls hopefully you can help. A guy I do some work for is in the process of setting up a container self storage business. There is 1 main gate, he wants the entry to be keyless (fob entry) and also wants it to connect to network for remote operation. Any recommendations for a good system...
  13. P

    Self employed advice needed....again..

    I'm starting to sound like a broken record but I have a few more queries..... So officially I'm self employed as of this week. I have taken on an office rewire job through a family friend which should keep me busy until the spring time. I also have some electrical engineering work at a few of...
  14. H

    Retraining to become a self employed Electrician - HELP REQUIRED PLEASE

    Hi Everyone, New to the forum so please excuse any stupid questions which may come below. Sorry if this is long winded but I want to give a good overview of my situation to ensure I get the best advice. I have very basic electrical knowledge and experience but I enjoy and get satisfaction from...
  15. B

    Self Employed Hourly Rates

    I know this will vary between areas of the country but what's the best way to know what the local companies are charging? I'm going out on own next month and have my price in mind but would like to know how that compares.
  16. T

    Self employed start up

    Hi all, just a question regarding starting up as self employed electrician carrying out works in domestic installations such asEICRs, remedial works, consumer unit upgrades etc. I am hoping to start this mid 2020 and I am looking to get some info on pricing etc. I am based up in Scotland. 1-...
  17. A

    Self Lm of transformer

    Hi. What is the range of self induction (magnetizing) of ferrite trans, specially the smps one ? Is it greater than the steel trans ?
  18. K

    UK Self employed electrical improver

    Hi all, I recently qualified myself to City & Guilds Level 2 & 3, done 18th edition and found myself a job on site as a subcontractor. I’m told to invoice the business owner directly, and I’m self employed (registering with CIS tomorrow) but I need a better understanding of the tax as I always...
  19. M

    Hello everyone:) quick self introduction and question.

    Hi, I've come across this forum, started reading it and couldnt resist to not share my point of view and ask the question. About me: I was always interested in electricians trade. I've worked 3 years as an electricians mate in Poland, 3 years in France, then I come to UK. And I've...
  20. R

    Starting own business

    I just want to ask a very simple question to get a very simple answer. How many years experience did you gain (including your apprenticeship) before you started your own electrical business?
  21. N

    Employed electrician debating self employment

    Hi all - First post Been with the same Firm I served my apprenticeship with. (over 12 years ago now). Been very good to me and put me through all courses (2391, 18th edition, Compex etc) and pay me very well. But my dilemma is I'm picking up more and more private jobs and paying others to sign...
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