One in four workers in the UK has a second job to help make ends meet, according to research.
Research of 1,000 people by insurance provider Liverpool Victoria, showed that nearly five million people have a second job or have held one in the past.
Almost one in three Scots (30%) said they needed to work two jobs at some point, compared with 17% in eastern England.
The main reasons for taking a second job were:
- To pay for living expenses (44%)
- Working to clear debts, including student loans (10%)
- Saving for a special event or holiday (5%)
Nigel Snell, Liverpool Victoria’s head of external affairs, said: “With an estimated savings gap in the UK of at least £27bn, it is concerning that so many Britons work extra hours in a second job, yet still don’t save anything for the future.”