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I do not see why this would be an issue if a parent did it.
In effect the parent would be holding the money gained on trust for the child
This is because they are incapable of making their own decisions until 18
So this should not be a problem for selling artworks etc
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
What about in the case of a teacher? Could they set up a school account for students to sell artwork? (with parental permission?)
Yes but I think as you say they need permission
The only issue then is who gets the Paypal money.
Technically it COULD be seen as money laundering as the teacher is not the intended recipient
But of course that is an extreme view
The teacher/bursar on behalf of the students I suppose? It would be up to them to pass the funds on to the students/parents or donate the money to charity.
That is why ideally it should be the parents to prevent any form of dispute.
What about if the school account was set up to raise money for charity?
That could work
Ok great. Is it possible to provide the legal reference for people being allowed to make money if the money is paid to their parents ? Thanks Sophie
There is no Act of Parliament that states this, its a contractual matter between Paypal and the user
Therefore is common law
Does that clarify?
Just to clarify - It is legal for someone under 18 to advertise their artwork online as long as it is their parents that receive the money?
Where in law does it say this?
There is no law that says this. What we have in the UK is prohibitive law. So if its not prohibited, you can do it
Therefore as there is nothing in law that says you can't do it - this means you can
Great thank you for your help. Sophie
I am happy to help Sophie
Can I clarify anything else for you?