Lancashire Trading Standards has produced free resources to help businesses prevent underage sales of alcohol and tobacco and comply with UK legislation.
It is essential that you keep within the law, and have systems in place that could act as a legal defence to an allegation that an underage sale has taken place. Sales to children under the age of 18 can have serious consequences for them, including anti-social behaviour and health issues.
Test purchase operations are carried out by Lancashire Trading Standards or the police to check if your business is following a Check 25 policy. This means anyone who looks under 25 should be asked for proof of ID. All of our resources have been designed to support you in operating Check 25.