Advice on being a self-employed driver in the UK. What it means, how it works, the benefits and the things you need to look out for working in logistics.
Advice For Self-Employed Drivers
As a self-employed delivery driver, it is essential to have sufficient insurance cover so that you, your vehicle and the goods you are transporting are protected.
As a self-employed owner-driver, you will be paid for your services. This means you must pay your own personal tax and national insurance directly.
What is VAT (value added tax), do you need to register, and how is it calculated if you are a self-employed driver and want to charge VAT?
If you are a self-employed delivery driver, having the appropriate vehicle is essential for reliability for your customers, and profitability for you.