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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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Monday, 11 September 2017

September will see hundreds of thousands of students descend back at school, college, or starting university at new cities across the UK. Freshers Week, where university students sample everything their cityís nightlife has to offer, means there is sure to be an influx of young people descending upon shops to purchase alcohol and other age restricted products.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017  |  Anne-Marie

The Retail Mutual service†is dedicated to providing an alternative to conventional insurance for the independent retail community.†They†exist to help give†Retailers peace of mind and are passionate about protecting the independent businesses on our high streets. Run by retailers for retailers, the Mutual is Member-owned and operated for their common benefit by an experienced Board of Directors who are elected from amongst the Members themselves. Real retailers are the reason behind The Retail Mutual; real people, running real businesses, overcoming similar challenges, sharing their experiences and celebrating each-othersí success. It is†their community ethos that sets†them apart from conventional insurance companies; our Members are independent but they are not alone. When the unexpected happens The Retail Mutual is there to help you, with a sympathetic ear, practical advice and a fast-and-easy claims process. For more information or a free, no-obligation quote for your cover needs, visit www.theretailmutual.com or call 0333 2121 007.

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Acid attacks in the UK have gained prominence due to attacks in London, leading to MPs discussing whether to introduce tougher penalties for the terrible crime in Parliament. Campaigners are calling for an age limit to be introduced on the sale of dangerous liquids like bleach as currently there is no age restriction on the corrosive products.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Whilst retailers can prevent the sale of age restricted products in stores, online shopping limits the effectiveness of legislation.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

The first week of July saw the Under Age Sales team travel to Birmingham to exhibit at the Local Government Association 2017 conference, as part of the Responsible Tobacco Retailing programme.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

July marks the ten year ban of indoor smoking in public places. Whilst ten years isnít a long time when you consider cigarettes have been prevalent in the UK for over 450 years, a lot of legislation has been passed to discourage young and old alike, to stop smoking.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Our Australian neighbours are often known for their laid-back attitude, however when it comes to the underage use of alcohol and cigarettes, they put the British to shame. Recent surveys from both countries have shown that the UK has a long way to go in reducing the amount of under 16s that engage in drinking alcohol and smoking.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

With GCSEs nearing completion and almost 5.5million teenagers preparing for a summer break before starting further education in September, retailers can expect an increase in the number of under 18s attempting to purchase restricted products, including alcohol.

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Larger pack sizes, increased prices and removal of branding on cigarettes will all be commonplace come the launch of the EUís revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) later this month.

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