I live in the UK and I'm an employed web and mobile phone developer and very occasionally do some work on the side. I've been recently advised by a family member that I should look at starting my own company for several reasons, one being that I can claim against tax for things like computers etc. As long as I intend to make profit with the company, which I do eventually but probably not for a few years, then it's completely above board although I will probably need to get an accountant.
I'm a bit clueless when it comes to business and obviously I'm interested as I'd like to save some money. I want to know what are the implications of this? Is this good advice? Is there anywhere I can go to read up on this? I'm pretty much start from nothing here so some comprehensive guide would be perfect.