The law says that it is illegal to sell certain products to people below a minimum age.
We carry out regular exercises and inspections to check that age restricted products are not being sold to people below the legal age limit.
We also promote the Challenge 25 age verification scheme, which encourages traders to ask for proof of age for anyone buying age restricted products who appears to be under the age of 25. If you want more information about Challenge 25, please contact us.
The following articles are published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and are designed for businesses to understand the law on age restricted products: