Freelance Skipper - What do I need?
I'm hoping to become a freelance skipper both on RIB's and Sailing Yachts. I am / will be commercially endorsed as Yachtmaster Sail and hopefully Advanced Powerboat. I hope initially to be employed/contracted to helm other peoples boats for things like deliveries, rod fishing trips and research work, but may purchase a small RIB or Cuddy Boat which I will then need to get coded. I believe that I will need liability insurance and to inform HM Revenues and Customs that I am self employed.
Can anybody think of anything else I might need to do to comply with MCA / Tax / Government regulations?
Also what level of payment could I reasonably expect?
Any suggestions or advise would be gratefully received.