BIS launches new code of practice for age restricted products

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published a new Age Restricted Products Code of Practice. BIS claims the new code will strengthen the protection of young people and reduce red tape for responsible businesses that sell age restricted products safely, legally and profitably.

The code covers all products and services for which there are statutory age restrictions in place, including alcoholic drinks and cigarettes. It sets out a process that follows the steps that an enforcing authority will work through, from prioritising the use of its resources, through its proactive work to support compliance, to targeted
checks on compliance where these are warranted, and appropriate responses to non-compliance that is identified, including taking swift and firm action where necessary.
As well as providing guidance for local authorities to better use their resources for enforcing age restricted products, the code supports the Government’s continuing drive to eliminate the bureaucracy burden affecting businesses throughout the UK…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Shoosmiths briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Shoosmiths

View more briefings from Shoosmiths

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • Hester: declined bonus worth almost £1m

    Pay checks

    Compliance and corporate governance codes for large financial institutions will undoubtedly include provisions to regulate high pay in the future

  • high street 150

    Focus: Alternative business structures - Law and new order

    There’s more to the ABS model than attracting the man in the street and procuring external investment. Partners at the big corporate firms, take note…

Overview

2 Colmore Square
38 Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6BJ
UK
http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Turnover (£m): 92.98
No. of lawyers: 393