Trading Standards

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.

New campaign resources

Check 25

Lancashire Trading Standards aims to ensure that every alcohol retailer in Lancashire supports our Check 25 County campaign.

Community Alcohol Partnerships

Part of a UK wide initiative set up to tackle underage drinking and reduce risk and vulnerability for young people in communities.


Working with Lancashire Constabulary to ensure that the PASS card becomes the preferred proof of age.

Parents information

Advice for parents about underage drinking nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Educational Resources

Useful resources and activities to improve the knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and health literacy.

Energy Drinks

Working with retailers to support the Responsible Retailing of Energy Drinks campaign (RRED).

Contact us

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.