Kids earn over 700 million pounds annually doing odd jobs in Britain

January 4th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin  


London, Jan 4 (ANI): A new survey has revealed the odd jobs economy is on the rise in Britain, thanks to jobs like babysitting and car-washing.

The survey found that kids are paid nearly 700 million pounds a year for carrying out odd jobs and running errands.

According to the survey, nearly 30 percent of children between the age group of 11 to 18 regularly help out for cash.

Leading bank Abbey said that boys pick up an average 55 pounds a month as compared to girls’ 38 pounds.

According to the ICM poll, babysitting is the most famous earner at an average 17 pounds for a four-hour shift.

“Children make the most of earning opportunities. As a result, the ‘odd job’ economy is thriving, the Mirror quoted Steve Shore, head of Abbey Banking, as saying.

“It’s a great way for parents to show their children the value of money, he added. (ANI)

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