Long story short I am bored with effectively being unemployable in the traditional sense and decided to set myself up as a business (specifics below). Over the years I have noticed a few electricians, plumbers, IT people, builders (basically those in technical fields which is what I intend to enter) and whatnot hanging around the 'temp, it is my experience that many of those are self employed and I wanted peoples experiences of such a gig. Read a few sites: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/actio...icId=1073858805 http://www.startups.co.uk/6678842909215558...a-business.html and the associated laws that I could find on the subject. My liability is not an issue (no debt necessary and insurance if I deem it necessary) so I was either looking at becoming a sole trader (under a business name of my own) and possibly working "contractor" status in there some how. Nicely it seems entry to such a thing is fairly hassle free and bookkeeping need not take a accountant to pull off. Tools, skills, finance and experience* are all present or available. *this is mainly "off the grid" as it were but whether I did it in the shadows or officially it still got done and the ability to do it is there, this is also one of the main barriers I face when applying for things.