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 have identified a shop or individual selling an age restricted product to a child and you would like to report it, please use our "Underage Sales Report It" form, which you can find here.
Last Updated: 19 March 2020