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  • Self-employment status / business name

    It's the first time I'm filling out a tax return. I have a few uncertainties: 1. Am I self-employed? I have worked as a freelancer on individual contracts for a consultancy. The contract specifies that I am not an employee - so I assume I am self-employed. Is this correct? 2. What is my business name? Assuming that I am self-employed, the tax return asks for my business name. But I do not have a registered business. Can I just use my name here? Or should this be a registered business? 3. Class 2 NIC. Do my profits include earnings from employment? I was both employed and (I think - assuming the answer to Q1 is 'yes') self-employed last financial year. Do my 'profits' include earnings from employment, or self-employment only? Thanks.