Self employment


Homework 1

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Write about the advantages and disadvantages of being self employed




Patrick 2017

A person may be classed as self-employed if:

  • they bid or provide quotes to secure work
  • they decide when and how to do work
  • they are responsible for their own tax and National Insurance
  • they do not receive holiday or sick pay when unavailable for work
  • they provide the main tools, equipment or materials that are needed to complete a job.

An interview with Laura - a self-employed cleaner


Listen to the first part of the interview and then answer the questions.


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Part 2

Now listen to the second part of the interview and then answer the questions.