Is it illegal to work cash in hand in the UK?
So if I paid my neighbour twenty pounds to mow my grass and cut my bushes just once...then I need to let HMRC know?
- TavyLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
No, many people are paid in cash, it is up to the person to declare it.
- LudwigLv 61 month ago
No, but you have to declare such earnings to HMRC.
- PAMELALv 71 month ago
Yes, if it means that you are not paying income tax or national insurance.
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
The person recieving the money needs to declare it as income to HMRC
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- CliveLv 72 months ago
What does this have to do with travel?
- champerLv 72 months ago
No, cash in hand is perfectly legal as long as tax and NI are paid. Some employers may try to save money by paying their employees in cash without bothering to give HMRC the relevant PAYE and NI payments. This avoidance of taxes is the illegal part, not the cash-in-hand approach.