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Friday, 24 March 2017

We have welcomed a new team member targeted with exploring new areas of business development, and expanding qualifications and training for UK retailers selling age restricted products.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

On Wednesday 15th February, Under Age Sales attended the Retail Crime seminar held at the Scottish Grocers’ Federation. It was here that we launched a first-of-its-kind qualification to Scottish retailers – the Award in Preventing Under Age Sales in Scotland.

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Monday, 6 February 2017

While the internet provides many positive educational and social benefits to young people, there are a number of risks too. From access to age restricted products such as tobacco and alcohol, through to pornography, gambling and gaming, young people can easily find themselves knowingly or unknowingly engaged in activities which could be inappropriate or even illegal, and have the potential to put them in danger.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

While retailers are ramping up their efforts to crack down on the sale of age restricted products to under-18’s with the help of schemes such as Challenge 25 and No ID, No Sale, the challenge of proxy purchasing remains a significant problem. Proxy purchasing of alcohol and tobacco is illegal and is shifting the focus of underage sales outside of stores

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Friday, 9 December 2016

Brits have well and truly started splashing the cash for this year’s festive period. The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend alone saw an estimated £1.3 billion spent on Christmas presents from retailers offering rock-bottom price deals.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

The 2017 Alcohol Awareness Week will run from 13th to 19th November 2017. 
The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Responsible Tobacco Retailing programme’s compliance scheme is now being rolled out to help Northern Ireland’s retailers in the battle against under age sales.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Responsible retailers will take all reasonable precautions to avoid the sale of age restricted products to minors. To continue supporting shop owners to do so, Under Age Sales has teamed up with Retail Guardian, a software system which makes it easier and quicker for retailers to meet their legal obligations.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

With over 700,000 students expected to find out their GCSE results this week, Under Age Sales is urging retailers to be extra vigilant in their fight against the sale of age restricted products to minors.

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