There are various factors that need to be considered when thinking of operating a business from home, from getting the right insurance to making sure that you are not in contravention of any rules from your mortgage provider or landlord.
See the latest information for those who wish to run a business from home.
There is a useful guide called 'The Home Business Guide; a guide to starting and growing your business from home' produced by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
The guide explains the process of setting up a business from home and dispels common myths about it. It covers business essentials like rates, insurance and health and safety considerations. It also offers practical steps and top tips from those already running a successful business from home.
Don't forget also, that there are various home working allowances that you may be able to take advantage of.