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    • purpleroad
    • By purpleroad 13th Oct 16, 5:49 AM
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    How much time do you need to spend filling in cash work on JSA
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    • 13th Oct 16, 5:49 AM
    How much time do you need to spend filling in cash work on JSA 13th Oct 16 at 5:49 AM
    If you sometimes do odd jobs 'mowing lawns' etc £25/week and are on JSA contribution or means tested, is it a lot of hassle to fill out the forms to declare you're earning this?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th Oct 16, 7:48 AM
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    A lot less hassle then being investigated for fraud I'd say
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • TyreLever
    • By TyreLever 13th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    A lot less hassle then being investigated for fraud I'd say
    Originally posted by suki1964
    But its also a lot more hassle than NOT getting caught for fraud. As is the way in business generally, you have to weigh up the risks and then make a decision based on that.

    If you're being paid in cash for the odd job here and there, the risk would likely be small, especially if its only for mates and relatives. If you're doing it regularly and for any old Tom, !!!! or Barry, then word will be more likely to get back to the authorities.

    EDIT: Why has a name been auto-censored?
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th Oct 16, 12:58 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 12:58 PM
    But its also a lot more hassle than NOT getting caught for fraud. As is the way in business generally, you have to weigh up the risks and then make a decision based on that.

    If you're being paid in cash for the odd job here and there, the risk would likely be small, especially if its only for mates and relatives. If you're doing it regularly and for any old Tom, !!!! or Barry, then word will be more likely to get back to the authorities.

    EDIT: Why has a name been auto-censored?
    Originally posted by TyreLever
    So you are condoning benefit fraud?
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 13th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 3:45 PM
    Leaving aside the defrauding of the benefit system, I think anything you do to show a prospective employer that you are prepared to expend your time doing something useful can only be good.

    Even working a few days or the odd day in a charity shop impresses employers. When I had the responsibility of weeding out job applicants for my boss's consideration I certainly favoured people who actually did something productive with their time.
    • lesley74
    • By lesley74 13th Oct 16, 8:46 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:46 PM
    They might be keen to know if you are registered self employed as well. But yes, I think you should declare it, and also register as self employed for this work you are doing.
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