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    • skylight
    • By skylight 26th Aug 08, 8:53 AM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 8:53 AM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 8:53 AM
    In UK - its 13. He will need to complete forms from the newsagent (or you will, rather!) and they check with the school etc. He then gets via the newsagent, a "permit" to work.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 26th Aug 08, 2:05 PM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:05 PM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:05 PM
    Newsagents (and newspaper publishers) should not be taking on anyone for paper rounds who is under 13 (as skylight said) as (I think) it's illegal for them to do so.
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    • By McKneff 26th Aug 08, 2:10 PM
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    All the above is correct.
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:13 PM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:13 PM
    Never mind that. What's the maximum age? These kids are on a good whack these days!
    • Firefly
    • By Firefly 26th Aug 08, 2:28 PM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:28 PM
    http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=13174

    It used to vary from Local Education Authority but I'm sure that these days generally they are all the same. This is relevant to my area.

    Although you should collect a form from your newsagent, you are duty bound to register with your Local Education Authority for a work permit.

    Check out the pdf employment guide for parents on the right hand side of the page. It's informative.

    Hope this helps.
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  • stef240377
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:39 PM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 2:39 PM
    My daughter had to be 13 and prove she was the correct age to be taken on for a roundd, we also had to apply for an employment licence which allows her to work a maximum of two ours per night and she can work no later than 7 pm, if her round isn't finished it has to be done the following day. (her round consists of 240 papers once a week delivering the free local paper)
  • thehairybuilder
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    • 26th Aug 08, 3:23 PM
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    • 26th Aug 08, 3:23 PM
    so Mrs `Builder was right

    doh !

    I`ll not be allowed to forget that

    thanks for all your replies
    I`m now officially too old to die young
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