Trading Standards is responsible for enforcing laws that deal with the sale of age restricted products such as tobacco, knives, alcohol and fireworks. This is to protect the health and safety of young people, and the community as a whole.
Preventing underage sales
For advice and tools to help you avoid underage sales, download the Essential guide to age-related products, a refusals monitoring book and a training record book at the bottom of this page. You can also download posters to display in your business.
Compliance is checked through test purchase exercises using young volunteers. Trading Standards work with the police and the council’s Licensing Service to take action when an illegal sale has been made to a young person.
Let us know: if are aware of any premises where you believe under age sales are occurring please contact us.
Trading Standards Service
Public Protection Division
Islington Council 222 Upper Street London N1 1XR
Tel: 020 7527 3198
Citizens Advice consumer service
The Citizens Advice consumer service provides free, confidential and impartial advice on consumer issues. Call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.