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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
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Underage sales

Legislation prohibits the sale of certain products to persons under certain ages. We enforce legislation that restricts the sale of goods that may be harmful to young persons, including;

  • Cigarettes and tobacco products
  • Fireworks
  • Video recordings (DVDs, videos, games)
  • Intoxicating substances
  • Butane gas, fluid cigarette lighter refills
  • National Lottery
  • Alcohol
  • Liqueur chocolates
  • Offensive weapons
  • Spray paints

Laws related to underage sales exist to safeguard the health of young people and reduce community disorder.

Advice for retailers
Guidance for retailers on age restrictions and the relevant Legislation is available on the Business Companion website.

Report underage sales
If you know of a retailer selling age restricted products to people under the age of 18, you can report it to Trading Standards (using the contact details at the bottom of this web page).

Proof of age
You can apply for a proof of age card from the Citizencard website.

As part of the Proof of Age Standards Scheme, if you are a retailer you can request a free retail support pack to promote the No Id - No Sale campaign.