Age Restricted Sales
The list of products that are restricted includes, but is not limited to:
|Tobacco Products||18 and over|
|Offensive weapons, Knives, Crossbows, Airguns and pellets||18 and over|
|Caps, cracker snaps, novelty matches party poppers, serpents and throwdowns||16 and over|
|Fireworks and sparklers||18 and over|
|Videos and video computer games||12, 15 and 18 and over classifications|
|Solvents||18 and over|
|Butane cigarette lighter refills||18 and over|
|Aerosol Spray Paints||16 and over|
|Alcohol||18 and over|
Most retailers operate a policy of asking for proof of age if a person looks under 21 or 25. This is supported by Milton Keynes Trading Standards who recommend retailers ask for either a passport, drivers licence or “PASS” approved ID card.
How to report underage sales
If you need in-depth advice we are happy to provide assistance, including staff training, that will reduce the likelihood of sales being made to underage children. This service is provided under the Business One Stop Service BOSS.
Last Updated: 30 November 2017