One in three French people have 'earned undeclared income this year'

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Half of France's babysitters and teaching assistants and a third of domestic cleaners are paid 'under the table' says new survey.

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When Katell, a French estate agent, had a false ceiling constructed in her house in the Breton town of Quimper, she paid cash for the week's work. And when Catherine, a teacher, had to spend €400 on her La Rochelle apartment, she paid cash, reports The Independent.