One in three people pay for help around the home

6% of those surveyed have a house cleaner (Getty Images/iStock)
(Getty Images/iStock)


ONE in three people now pays for help with childminding, cleaning, gardening, window cleaning and other jobs, a new study shows.

Research by Privilege Insurance found that the amount of money being spent on hired help ranges from £11 in Norwich to £150 in Nottingham.

A survey of 2,000 adults revealed that 6% had a house cleaner, while 2% paid to have their oven cleaned.

Almost half of households in Newcastle upon Tyne had a hired help, compared with one in five in Bristol, according to the report.

Christian Mendes, head of Privilege home insurance, said: “Modern life is busier than ever, and everyone feels like they are working harder for longer.”