I work for an agency which means work can be somewhat sporadic. The situation I am in at present means that I'm spending £100 a week on fuel to get to work and back........never mind the wear and tear on the car - new tyres regularly etc. I cannot register as self-employed to claw any expenses back from the Inland Revenue as I am classed as being employed as a 'Temporary Worker'. The position I find myself in when there is no work available can be very stressful. I have recently discovered that my house is worth far more that I anticipated..............so my dilemma is - Should I sell the house and with the profit buy another one that is cheaper and smaller and closer to where the work is thereby giving me a house, no mortgage and around £40-£50k in the bank, this means moving away from the area where I currently live and disrupting my 16 yr old son's college course - he could move in with his dad, however, I very much doubt he would do so ........ Or Stick with it, and continue to live in a large 3 bedroomed house that has a big garden that I have to pay someone to maintain cos I never seem to have time to get out there??