Ok, so we know you don’t need many tips from us.

But if you are just starting out as a car boot trader or maybe thinking of making a move to doing it more full time, take a bit of time to go through some of the details below.

If you regularly visit car boot fairs and sell only one type of product (e.g. electrical appliances, clothing) or you sell goods in large quantities, it is possible that you would be classed as a trader and must therefore comply with trading standards legislation.

Make sure you are aware of all legislation that you need to comply with. Use this link to the HMRC’s guide for home traders, which outlines everything quite clearly.