Starting your own business

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For older people self-employment or starting your own business may be a way of using your knowledge and skills to earn money, or to turn a hobby or passion into a way of life.  The opens link in new window Business Gateway provides information and support on all aspects of setting up your business.

The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) offers people aged 50 and older who are unemployed, or under threat of redundancy, support to achieve financial, social and personal fulfilment through sustainable self-employment.


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Silver Line Scotland:
0800 4 70 80 90

Useful information to download

  • A factsheet from Age Scotland partner Age UK on Pension Credit.

    (PDF, 122 KB)

Useful websites

  • HM Revenue & Customs will answer questions about tax and VAT and now have special teams to help new businesses.

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