CTSI Conference

Now that the dust has settled on the CTSI Conference we thought it would be the ideal opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to visit our stand. We hope you found it useful and were able to take away some ideas on how to achieve compliance in the field of age restricted sales.

Did you manage to raise a glass to celebrate the launch of our book?

Did you manage to raise a glass to celebrate the launch of our book?













Thank you to everybody who entered our 'Book Launch' Competition.

We made the quiz challenging for our trading standards colleagues. The CORRECT answers are as follows:

Screwdrivers – are not age restricted as they are not covered by the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (R v Davis [1988] Crim LR 564)

Condoms – are not age restricted to buy, but would be age restricted to use for under 16’s

Matches – are not age restricted and, since the new Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 are no longer age restricted in licensed petroleum forecourts


Some of the common WRONG answers were:

Teeth Whitening – are age restricted (18+) and the first application can only be done by a dental practitioner by the Sch. 4 and R.12(1) of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013

Letter Openers – are covered by the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and, therefore, carry a 18+ age restriction

Pets & Animals – are covered by s.11 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and, therefore, carry a 16+ age restriction

BB Guns – are usually illegal to sell at all now, but if they are sold under one of the exemptions, they may not be sold to any person under the age of 18 under the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (Realistic Imitation Firearms) Regulations 2007



All the correct entries were entered into the draw and the winner was selected by CTSI Director of Policy, Melissa Dring. 

Congratulations to the winner Bruce Ironmonger from Richmond Council.

Bruce wins a Kindle and a voucher for a free copy of the e-book "Age Restricted Sales" by Tony Allen.

Don't worry if you didn't win. The book is now available to purchase and if you picked up a flyer from our stand you can use the promotional code to get a 20% discount off the price.


If you want to refresh your knowledge of age restricted products then our CTSI accredited training courses are specifically designed to keep law enforcement officers up-to-date with all of the age restricted sales legislation. Our next courses are in Cardiff on 12th to 14th October 2015 – find out more information by following the links below.