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Changes to UK Working Holidaymaker Scheme

The working holidays that thousands of young Commonwealth citizens enjoy in Britain every year are likely to be restricted.

British officials are expected to cut the traditional two-year stretch to one year, although the range of jobs travellers can do may be expanded. One change that is being considered is lifting the ban on people working in their profession.

The proposed new rules, which would apply to all Commonwealth citizens, are still being worked on in London. The changes are expected to be announced in early February 2002.