Last reviewed June 2022

The days of “jobs for life” are over and it's not necessarily all bad news. Throughout the UK, people are finding new ways to work, from self-employment and freelancing to ultra-flexible “gig economy” jobs. Every option comes with its own set of ups and downs – but whichever you decide on, you've got to understand what it means for your tax situation. HMRC is continually tightening its grip on tax dodgers and fraudsters. For people with more than one job, for instance, things can get tricky fast if they don't understand the rules.