a semi skilled fitter of aliminum windows Doors etc for a large company.
Then they are self employed as a sub contractor for the large company (ie will hold or MUST HOLD
CIS card and are responsible for their own tax payments and must have a tax accountant to sort their books which must run yearly ... Holiday pay you dont get when self employed nor do you get sick pay .. you can only make a contributions based claim to SSP and wait to see if successful or not but this is only advised if long term sick ....and please dont say i am wrong as my brother and brother-in law work for a UK major window fitting company so i know what i am talking about ... !
On the living rent free cant help you there!
As both my brother and brother in law own their own properties .. and pay a mortgage on them ... !
Further information about self employment can be found here: hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed/
Look at this wage slip this will tell you more than I can
Self employed dont get wage slips hunnie ... :)