Number of children with Saturday jobs has fallen significantly

Applications for children to work has fallen by several thousand (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)

The number of school children who have a part-time job alongside their studies has fallen by a fifth in the past five years, it is reported.

According to figures obtained by the BBC, the number of child employment permits issued by councils in the UK has declined steadily between 2012 and 2016.

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More than 140 local authorities responded to the broadcaster’s Freedom of Information requests, which revealed that 29,498 permits were issued in 2012, compared to just 23,071 in… Read the full story

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