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.
Do You Pass is a nationally accredited Fair Trading Award retailer training accreditation scheme aimed at helping businesses prevent age restricted goods from getting into the hands of young people. Croydon Trading Standards provides free training and materials on legal information and shop signage and records. 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.
Bernard Weatherill House
10th Floor, Zone B
8 Mint Walk