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A workingmums.co.uk poll shows finance is the main driver of the growing trend to do more than one job.
The main reason for doing more than one job is because of financial pressures, according to a workingmums.co.uk poll on the growth of the so-called portfolio career.
The poll showed around half of those questioned did more than one job. Of these, 34% did so for financial reasons. Just 2% said they did so to get greater flexibility and 4% said it was due to a lack of full-time jobs. For 13% the reason was due to a combination of flexibility, financial pressures and a lack of full-time jobs.
A recent report from IPSE, the organisation for self-employed people, showed growing numbers of people have more than one job.The IPSE research showed 320,000 people ‘have a second self-employed job’.
IPSE painted this as a lifestyle choice. A spokeswoman for IPSE said at the time: “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.
“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.”