Youth Mobility Scheme: EU Countries

Home Office written question – answered on 13th April 2021.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 113167 on Immigration: Au Pairs, what recent progress the Government has made on negotiating a Youth Mobility arrangement with the EU.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We remain open to negotiating Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) arrangements with other countries and territories, including with the EU as a collective or individual countries within it, but they must be reciprocal as the YMS is not simply a one way route to recruiting cheap labour overseas.

Those who have employed an au pair can either look to offer a package which makes it attractive to those arriving in the UK with general rights to work or use the wide range of childcare options in the UK relied upon by most families.

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