Scots get second job for summer sun


SCOTS are taking on a second job so that they can afford to go on a summer holiday, a survey has revealed.

And two out of every five people will be staying at home because money is so tight.

A survey conducted by Glasgow Credit Union (GCU) also showed that of those going on holiday, only 64 per cent can afford to go abroad.

Increased household expenditure and soaring energy bills as well as the price of an average holiday rising to 677 means that many are forced to cut back.

But Scots are also taking on extra hours at work so that they can get away,

Recruitment firm PeoplePerHour.Com has seen a 90 per cent rise in the number of people taking on second jobs in the last six months.

Founder Xenios Thrasyvoulou said:

“Instead of turning their back on the summer, more and more British people are summoning up the British spirit and working harder in order to play harder.

“Thousands are now taking second jobs and coming up with original ways to earn money. “

Sharon Munro, chief executive of Barrhead Travel, said booking numbers are still increasing year on year – although the traditional two-week holiday is less popular.

She added:

“All-inclusive packages are increasingly popular, as it helps to budget.

“We’ve also seen an increase in the number of people electing to go for a week in the sun and a city break later in the year, as opposed to the traditional fortnight holiday in summer. “