Trading Standards enforces legislation in Lancashire preventing the illegal sale of alcohol, tobacco, knives and other age restricted products to young people. We provide support to enable businesses to comply with legal requirements and also to raise awareness of their wider social responsibilities around the harmful effects these products can have on both individuals and communities. This involves undertaking test purchasing operations at retail premises, providing advice and support to retailers, with a particular emphasis on small businesses, who sell age restricted products.
You will find lot of useful resources developed for retailers, schools and parents on this website.
Lancashire Trading Standards aims to ensure that every alcohol retailer in Lancashire supports our Check 25 County campaign.
Working with Lancashire Constabulary to ensure that the PASS card becomes the preferred proof of age.
Talking to your children about alcohol.
Useful resources and activities to improve the knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and health literacy.
Working with retailers to support the Responsible Retailing of Energy Drinks campaign (RRED).
Undertaken on a bi-annual basis.
Get in touch if you have any information relating to underage sales or wish to contact the Lancashire Trading Standards Service Alcohol and Tobacco team.