Will Martin

By the numbers: Working teens – the students earning early

Although legal restrictions only allow them to work a certain number of hours, a significant number of British teenagers say they are in paid work outside of school

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Nearly a quarter of British 15-year-olds have paid work outside of school, according to new data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).

Across OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries, 23.3 per cent of students said that they were paid for work completed before or after their school day in 2015. This was slightly lower in the UK, where 23.2 per cent of 15-year-olds said they had a job that paid.

Job restrictions

In England, teenagers are able to work part-time from the age of 13, but are not allowed to work before 7am or after 7pm, or ...

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