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Working time: I5-year-old "paper boy" was not entitled to paid holiday under WTR

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    Ashby v Addison and another (t/a Brayton News) [2003] All ER (D) 98 (Jan) EAT (0 other reports)

Key points

  • In Addison & Addison (t/a Brayton News) v Ashby 17.1.03 EAT/0851/01, the EAT holds that a 15-year-old "paper boy" is not a "worker" for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998, and so is not entitled to four weeks' paid annual leave under the Regulations.
  • Children still of compulsory school age are entitled only to the benefits provided for them by the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (as amended) and, consequently, the "paper boy's" entitlement is to two consecutive weeks away from work during school holidays.