Pocket money, working hours, contract for au pairs in the UK

How much pocket money does an au pair receive in the UK? What are the working hours? Do au pairs in Great Britain need to have a contract? You'll find all this information and more for au pairs and host families in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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There is not an official au pair programme in the UK, but there are various ways that young people can come to the UK and have an au pair style cooperation with a UK family. 

Here is further information based on the UK Government guidelines for au pairs

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