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Age Restricted Sales

Age restricted sales It is generally well known that the sale of alcohol cannot be made to anyone under 18.  However, there are many other age restricted products on sale that retailers and their staff need to be aware of.  Examples of these products are: Solvents (ie, superglue)              18 Petrol              ...
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Licensing Objectives

Licensing Objectives

The four main principles of the Licensing Act 2003 are known as the “licensing objectives” and must be considered throughout the licensing process: –        prevention of crime and disorder –        promotion of public safety –        prevention of public nuisance –        protection of children from harm Applications for Premises Licences, Personal Licences and Temporary Event Notices must be made...
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Do I need a Personal Licence? Q & A

Do I need a Personal Licence? Q & A

Do all my staff need a Personal Licence?

It is not necessary for all staff who work in licensed premises to hold a Personal Licence.  However, it is good practice to ensure that all staff who are involved in the sale of alcohol are trained to a high...
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Test Purchase – what next?

Test Purchase - what next?

When a test purchase has been failed the Licensing Act 2003 does not require enforcement officers to inform either the Designated Premises Supervisor or the Premises Licence Holder when they detect unlawful sales of alcohol by bar staff or shop workers.  It is for the retailer to ensure that the...
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