How To Start A Handyman Business In The UK

How To Start A Handyman Business In The United Kingdom

There are a few different steps to becoming a successful handyman business. You may want to start here.

How to Register Your Handyman Business In The UK

There are a number of steps to take to start a handyman business in the the United Kingdom.  You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly, and may vary depending on your locale.  Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to start your handyman company, along with links to more information.
Getting started– The UK has a website about starting a business in the UK here:

-Register your handyman business name.

Find out more about registering your handyman company name here:

If you need help selecting a name for your handyman business:  Choosing a Handyman Business Name

-Select your business structure.

Find out more here: to start a handyman business in the UK

 -Register your handyman business.

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

-Open a Business Account with your Bank.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your handyman 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 company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here:

 -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.


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