Which of these services do you pay cash in hand for?

Which of these services do you pay cash in hand for?

Ed Balls recently caused controversy by saying he’d expect his gardener to give him a receipt for trimming his hedge. With the onus being on the trader to declare the income for tax and VAT purposes, which of these would you typically pay cash in hand for?

FOR SERVICES YOU REGULARLY USE/USED please select if you pay cash in hand or in a traceable way, eg, cash with receipt/invoice or via cheque, card or bank transfer.

Results

Au pair/nanny (748 votes)
Pay cash in hand 310 votes (41%)
Pay in a traceable way 438 votes (59%)
Babysitter (1776 votes)
Pay cash in hand 1713 votes (96%)
Pay in a traceable way 63 votes (4%)
Builder/electrician/plumber (4585 votes)
Pay cash in hand 2334 votes (51%)
Pay in a traceable way 2251 votes (49%)
Cleaner (2440 votes)
Pay cash in hand 2052 votes (84%)
Pay in a traceable way 388 votes (16%)
Dog walker (1128 votes)
Pay cash in hand 1006 votes (89%)
Pay in a traceable way 122 votes (11%)
Gardener (2764 votes)
Pay cash in hand 2265 votes (82%)
Pay in a traceable way 499 votes (18%)
Home visit beautician/hairdresser (3036 votes)
Pay cash in hand 2623 votes (86%)
Pay in a traceable way 413 votes (14%)
Handyman (3035 votes)
Pay cash in hand 2389 votes (79%)
Pay in a traceable way 646 votes (21%)
Home help (784 votes)
Pay cash in hand 489 votes (62%)
Pay in a traceable way 295 votes (38%)
Takeaway food (5157 votes)
Pay cash in hand 3771 votes (73%)
Pay in a traceable way 1386 votes (27%)
Taxi driver (5618 votes)
Pay cash in hand 5384 votes (96%)
Pay in a traceable way 234 votes (4%)
Window cleaner (5550 votes)
Pay cash in hand 5009 votes (90%)
Pay in a traceable way 541 votes (10%)
I don't use any of the above (704 votes)
  704 votes (100%)

           8,728 people have voted.

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