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Friday, 28 July 2017  |  Admin

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  |  Admin

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  |  Admin

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  |  Admin

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  |  Admin

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  |  Admin

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  |  Admin

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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Monday, 10 April 2017  |  Admin

Award for Personal Licence Holders.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017  |  Admin

New research carried out by Under Age Sales, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) has revealed that almost 6000 convenience store workers experience verbal or physical abuse every single day as a direct result of asking customers for identification to purchase age restricted products.

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Friday, 24 March 2017  |  Admin

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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