The following section is on some of the legal requirements you must adhere to as a self-employed Driving Instructor.
Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
The newly self-employed MUST register as self-employed within three months of commencing otherwise penalties will be charged.
Call HMRC on 0845 915 4515
Or on-line at; http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/
If you were or think you may need to claim tax credits you must notify the tax credits department.
Call HMRC Tax Credits office on 0845 300 3900
Or online at; http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits/
It is illegal to smoke in a vehicle that is used for driving tuition even if there is not a pupil in the vehicle or you are using the vehicle on a family holiday. It also affects the resale value of your vehicle as well. You may not realise how much the smell of stale smoke lingers in the vehicle. There is a move at the moment to ban smoking at the wheel of any vehicle by any driver.
You must also display a no smoking sticker in your vehicle by law. The examiner will look for it on tests.
 The new smoke-free law will require company vehicles to be smoke free at all times if they are used: to transport members of the public or in the course of paid or voluntary work by more than one person – regardless of whether they are in the vehicle at the same time.