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
video recordings (DVDs, videos, games)
butane gas, fluid cigarette lighter refills
Laws related to underage sales exist to safeguard the health of young people and reduce community disorder.
Guidance for retailers on age restrictions and the relevant Legislation is available on the Business Companion website.
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).
You can apply for a proof of age card from the Citizencard website.
As part of the Proof of Age Standard Scheme, if you are a retailer you can request a free retail support pack to promote the No Id - No Sale campaign.