Posted: Monday, 28 January 2013 @ 12:24
Hot on the heels of my blog last week on under age sales of alcohol, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills Better Regulation Office has just issued a new Code of Practice on Age Restricted Products. To see it click here.
It replaces the 2010 LACoRS guide, and whilst principally aimed at local authorities and others with responsibilities under the Regulators’ Compliance Code, it states "However other enforcement agencies will find it of value". The Police should take note particularly as licensing authorities will have regard to it when applying their enforcement powers such as under the Licensing Act 2003 relating to under age sales of alcohol.
It states that "regulation should be proportionate, consistent, accountable, transparent and targeted". It has a very useful section on Test Purchasing.
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