Business guidance resources from HMRC

Access a range of online learning resources from HMRC to give you the information you need to run your business. Get a better understanding of tax and employment issues.

HMRC’s aim is to build your confidence on tax matters by providing easily accessible support in a variety of different formats. Find one that suits you: 


HMRC offers a range of e-learning products that can help you to with your business. They contain everything you need to know about being self-employed and employing someone.

You can work through them at your own pace and dip in and out to suit your own needs. Thousands of businesses have already used them.

The most popular titles include:


HMRC runs a wide variety of webinars (online presentations) which will help you get things right from the start. 

Webinars last less than an hour and you can either choose between a pre-recorded webinar available at any time, or a live and interactive webinar where you also get the opportunity to ask questions.

Take a look at all the webinars and try one for yourself.


Sign up for HMRC’s free email service. Receive a series of tax related emails at specific times to let you know what you need to do to keep your tax affairs in order.  These emails remind you when you need to make payments to HMRC and what records you need to keep. 

Record-keeping mobile apps

There are a range of smart phone record-keeping apps supplied by third parties to help you run your business. 

Tax help fact sheets

HMRC’s tax help fact sheets cover a range of subjects such as:

  • self-assessment
  • expenses and allowances for the self-employed
  • employing someone for the first time
  • VAT
  • limited companies.

YouTube channel

If you are looking for ‘bite-sized- chunks of information on a range of tax matters, why not access HMRC’s YouTube channel

There are numerous YouTube clips to help you, some lasting for less than one minute! 

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