A Checklist for Running a Business from Home
- Price: £3.60
- Published: February 2015
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
There is a range of different types of business that are run from home, all of which are subject to different regulatory requirements and practical considerations. Typical types of home-based business include freelance services, arts and crafts, home baking, talking therapies, hair and beauty, pet care, bed and breakfasts and those that have been developed from hobbies.
This factsheet describes the legal and practical aspects of running a business from home. It identifies key legal issues including tax, business rates, planning permission, trading licences, insurance and health and safety, as well as highlighting practical considerations relating to, security, document retention, IT and administration.