Friday 22 September 2017

Sadly our concept of 'a few bob on the side' doesn't match tax codes

'Sadly, our concept of 'making a few bob on the side' doesn't quite match the language of the tax code'
'Sadly, our concept of 'making a few bob on the side' doesn't quite match the language of the tax code'
Sinead Ryan

Sinead Ryan

Language is important and 'portfolio career' was supposed to be the new watchword for post-austerity employment.

Instead of relying on a nine-to-five job for 40 years before collecting a pension and gold watch, we were going to become mini-entrepreneurs, holding down a variety of gigs.

So the part-time secretary teaches yoga in the evening; the shop worker on 16 hours minds kids in the afternoon. Essentially, it was women, of course, who embraced the notion - turning a hobby into payment, a cottage industry into a job.

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