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In June, second jobs were on the rise as employees felt the pinch, big firms payroll was hacked and a study revealed one in five fathers don’t take paternity leave.

Side hustles on the rise as cost of living crisis continues

More than one in three adults in the UK, or 20 million people, now have multiple incomes, according to research by service provider Utility Warehouse.

By 2025, the research estimated, 47% of the UK’s adult population could be earning an extra income, compared with less than 10% in 2017. 

The most-cited reason for someone to earn multiple income streams was because of the cost of living crisis (35%) followed by the impact of rising household bills (34%).


BBC, British Airways and Boots payroll hacked

The BBC, British Airways and Boots are among a growing number of companies targeted by a Russia-linked payroll data hack.

Hackers breached file transfer software, MOVEit, which payroll provider Zellis had used for a small number of customers

Russian hacking group, Clop, claimed responsibility for the attack.  

The Clop group posted a notice on the dark web warning those affected by the MOVEit hack to email them before 14 June or stolen data will be published.

Staff’s stolen information includes dates of birth, national insurance numbers and home addresses.


Fathers can’t afford paternity leave, finds TUC

More than half (53%) of families struggle financially when dads take paternity leave, according to a survey from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). 

Paternity leave is not taken by 21% of fathers, with financial worries are the biggest reason for this (27%).

Statutory paternity pay is currently £172.48 a week, or 90% of average weekly earnings (whichever is lower), and paternity leave is one or two weeks.  


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