Age restricted sales

Herefordshire Council's Trading Standards team are responsible for enforcing laws regarding the sale of alcohol, tobacco and other products to underage people.

We work with retailers to ensure that they and their staff understand the law. We also use young volunteers, in accordance with strict guidelines, to test if retailers are selling to young persons and will take the appropriate enforcement action if they do so. Any employee who sells alcohol to a young person is liable for an £80 fine. If you are unsure of the age, refuse the sale.

Adults are also subject to an £80 fine if they buy alcohol for a young person who has asked them. If you witness an underage sale please contact us.

Product Age restriction
Cigarettes 18
Fireworks 18
Alcohol 18
Solvents and butane 18
Knives 18
Petrol 16
Lottery tickets and scratch cards 16
Spray paints 16
Party poppers 16
DVD/video games As shown on certificate - for example 12, 15, 18