It is a criminal offence for businesses to sell alcohol, cigarettes, fireworks, solvents, butane lighter refills and offensive weapons such as knives, air guns and cross bows to people under the age of 18.
Similar rules apply to lottery tickets, aerosol spray paints, party poppers and liqueur chocolates where the age limit is 16. Videos and computer games may have 12, 15 or 18 age limits. In each case it is a criminal offence to sell any of these products to a person under the specified age.
Visit our age restricted product advice webpage for more information.
Agecheck Croydon is a responsible retailer scheme aimed at helping businesses prevent age restricted goods from getting into the hands of young people. The scheme provides training materials; legal information; shop signage and staff training seminars. Advice is given on appropriate and acceptable forms of ID; staff training and how to prevent these sales from taking place.
For more information on the scheme please contact the trading standards service on the details below.
|Telephone||020 8407 1311|
|Fax||020 8760 5786|
|Minicom||020 8760 5797|
Croydon CR9 3BT