How To Start A Painting Business In The UK

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How to Start a Painting Business In The United Kingdom

Below you will find some information on how to register and start a new painting business in the United Kingdom.  The links provided will be beneficial to starting many different types of painting businesses

How to Register Your Painting Business In The UK

Getting started– The UK has a website about starting a business in the UK here: https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business

-Register your painting business name.

Find out more about registering your painting company name here:

https://www.gov.uk/choose-company-name

If you need help selecting a name for your painting business:  Choosing A Painting Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Find out more here:  https://www.gov.uk/business-legal-structures

 -Register your painting business.

You can find out more about registering your painting business with the UK here:

https://www.gov.uk/set-up-business-uk/register-your-business-in-the-uk

-Open a Business Account with your Bank.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your painting business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes, insurance, and fees and hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small painting company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here:

https://www.gov.uk/what-is-the-construction-industry-scheme

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance/overview

 -Get Liability Insurance.

Find an insurance agent that offers liability insurance.  You may want to shop around, as prices and options can vary.

-Worker’s Compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.  You don’t need Worker’s Compensation unless you have employees.

-Approvals.

Depending on the locale, you may need permission before commencing certain types of painting jobs.

https://www.gov.uk/building-regulations-approval/when-you-need-approval

 

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