Under age sales

There are strict laws that make it illegal to sell certain items to children and young people. Some items are present a real risk to children and young people's health and welfare. These include:

  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • fireworks
  • knives

It's illegal to sell age-restricted products to people who are below the specified age limit. Traders who do so can be prosecuted and may lose their livelihood.

Contact the Citizen Advice Consumer Service for free, confidential advice on underage sales. You can also call them on 0808 223 1133.