Hello there, I hope someone can give me a bit of advice, I've been self employed now for over a year as a plumber, basically i would like to know how i go about paying myself. what i do now is every saturday morning pay any cash and cheques i get from the weeks work, usually around £600 - £800 cash and around £400 in cheques into the business account, then when cleared transfer 50% of the weeks takings into my personal account as a wage for myself, and the rest is kept for materials and tax etc I've been doing it this way now for over a year and was wondering if there is an easier way of paying myself and keeping everything above board and accounted for? I've been working with a few other trades and they simply pay the cash into there own account or keep at home and pay any cheques into the business account and just write down how much they have taken. i was told different. Sorry if its a stupid question by i want to make sure everything is put through the books and recorded correctly that's why i've been doing it this way but is a lot of hassle wanting for money to clear, it would be easier if i could pay myself say £500 cash from the week takings into my own account without having to pay into business account then transfer to my own account and then withdraw what i need etc Any help would be most appreciated.