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

Published 12/08/2015 | 02:30

'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'

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

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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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