Bonsoir a tous (evening all), I am hoping to come over to the uk in a month or so to get down to west wales to visit my mum and help her sort out a few things for when her time comes (prey it not be for a long time). I want to spend a bit of time with her as I do not get over to britain often and an extended visit is long overdue and needed to help her with a few things that she would like me to take care of,as well as some nice mum and son time.
I will probably spend a few weeks or maybe a tad more with her then was hoping to (finances allowing) head off upto scotland ( my fathers country ) and the isle of lewis and check out the cavendish stones and the local countryside up there in the remote parts of the british isles,keeping me happy by offering me the sort of space around me that I am used to here in france.
Anyhow,getting to the point - I may well en route fancy picking up some work by knocking on a castle door or two to offer my services and to sell myself and was wondering how I go about doing so legally. I have no doubts in my ability to do almost all landscape gardening jobs or repair or build any ancient dry stone walls or to sell my capabilities and good charecter,but must admit to not knowing a thing about working in the uk as I have hardly spent any time there in the last couple of decades. The last thing I want is to be grassed on to the boys in blue for not being registered,if that is what I must be !
Can I just go and knock on doors and introduce and sell myself and my services and start doing jobs straight away? Do I need to go to the tax office and set up a self employed account or something? Can I earn upto a certain amount before having to bother having to go and make a fiscal declaration? I would love to know the answers to these questions and any others that those of you in the know would expect me to be asking.
I know that some may say,just go and do it on the black and my answer would be " that would be a foolish thing for me to consider and even more fooloish to talk about such illegal practices on a public forum " !!
Any professional advice with regards to me maybe doing this and picking up a bit of work on my travels would be much appreciated. I would only be into getting work in a professional capacity and not anything else. I know what I am good at and where my talents can make me good money. picking thistles or chasing haggis around hill slopes does not interest me,or not for money anyway !!
It is just an idea at the moment,but as an experienced drifter,I like to look at all the posibilities and weigh up the consequences in advance to help create a great reality and future.
I look forward to and thank you in advance for your responses.
Love and light