Thousands of Brits have a second self-employed job

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Latest research has revealed that there are thousands of people in the UK who work a part-time self-employed job alongside their permanent role.

The findings, compiled by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE), show that there are as many as 320,000 people up and down the country who have a so-called ‘side hustle’ – otherwise known as a second self-employed job.

This an ideal situation for those who want to dip their toes in the contracting water before diving in, or to just simply earn extra money on the side.

Deputy Head of Research at IPSE, Chloe Jepps commented on the latest findings, “The majority of people who start a side-hustle are making a choice to fit work around their lifestyle and dreams. The internet has enabled more varied working, connecting people with ideas and opportunities.”

Jepps added, “Part-time self-employment allows people to be innovative and take some risks, starting businesses that could grow into a great success. This is a group that makes a huge contribution to the economy and needs to be supported with simple things like a clear tax system and good broadband infrastructure.”

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