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How many hours can children under 15 work?

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Children and young people that are employed under the compulsory school leaving age are called child workers.

During term time child workers under the age of fifteen are allowed to work up to 2 hours on weekdays and Sundays, and up to 5 hours on a Saturday.

During school holidays child workers under the age of fifteen are allowed to work up to 5 hours per day, Monday-Saturday, and up to 2 hours on a Sunday. They can work up to a maximum of 27 hours per week.

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