Unlike forming a limited company, when you start up as a sole trader you will not receive a company number or a certificate of incorporation. Instead HMRC will mail you a letter which will include your Unique Tax Reference (UTR). This should be delivered six weeks after submitting the application to become a sole trader. It is important that you keep a record of the UTR.
Did you know that we offer two Sole Trader Start Up Packs? For information on our Sole Trader and Sole Trader Plus packages see here: