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    Hi all,

    I am bit concerned about cash in hand job ,how it works , I moved to UK last year and struggling to find job here and after 7 month I found 3 months temp job and still hunting for job here. Recently I joined job to people I know and it is for 12 hours a week and paid in cash. My concern is I registered with one consultancy and still temporary contract with them is going on and I have taken other job which is paid in cash. I dont know at this point what I have to do ,I cant terminate my contract with consultancy who provide me with 3 months job and waiting thinking that they may provide me other job and I dont want to say this to people who gave me 12 hours a week job which is paid in cash.If I take cash in hand how I can proceed .

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    Are you saying you can't work both jobs at the same time?

    Cash in hand is often beneficial as it means you won't be taxed, although at 12 hours a week you wouldn't be taxed anyway.
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    (Original post by bones-mccoy)
    Cash in hand is often beneficial as it means you won't be taxed, although at 12 hours a week you wouldn't be taxed anyway.
    It depends on how much they're earning, they may still be obliged to pay National Insurance. I might be wrong but I think it's legal for your employer to pay you in cash as long as they don't avoid their obligations under PAYE. If the job is actually cash-in-hand it means that your earnings are undeclared so you don't pay tax, which is illegal.
 
 
 
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