Retailers falling short in ID tests
Drinks Retailing News, 14/07/2017
Retailers sold alcohol to nearly one in six teenage mystery shoppers in 2016 without asking for proof of age, according to new data from Serve Legal.
TEENAGE ALCOHOL SALE FIGURES EXPOSE LACK OF ON-TRADE AGE CHECKS
Hospitality operators sell alcohol to one in four teenage mystery shoppers without ID checks
Underage sales test data reveals ‘concern’ for independents
Independent retailers are 13% more likely to fail an underage sales test than the average store, new data has found.
Petrol stations worst performers in proof of age tests
Forecourt Trader, 07/07/2017
Petrol stations were the least likely retail category to ask for proof of age in a test purchasing operation for alcohol and tobacco.
Northern Ireland retailers 'the worst in UK' at asking for proof of age when selling alcohol
Belfast Telegraph, 03/07/2017
Retailers in Northern Ireland sold alcohol to more than one in four teenage mystery shoppers last year without asking for proof of age - the worst in the UK.
C-stores pass 82.5% of alcohol ID check tests
Convenience Store, 03/07/2017
Convenience store retailers passed 82.5% of alcohol ID check tests in 2016, down slightly on the previous year's figure, but they improved their tobacco test pass rate, according to Serve Legal.
On-trade serving 1 in 4 teens alcohol without asking for ID
Morning Advertiser, 03/07/2017
Operators solds one in four teenage mystery shoppers alcohol without asking for proof of age in 2016, according to new data.
One in four Northern Ireland teens sold alcohol without ID checks
The Irish News, 03/07/2017
RETAILERS in Northern Ireland were caught selling alcohol to one in four teenage mystery shoppers last year without asking for ID.
Revealed: children as young as 13 illegally sold knives in London
Evening Standard, 08/03/2017
Children as young as 13 were illegally sold knives in undercover operations carried out across London last year, new figures have revealed.
Serve Legal Announced as the Regional Winner for the South of England in the Chamber Business Awards
Chamber Business Awards, 09/2016
Managing a teen workforce - Ed Heaver
HR Magazine, 13/06/2016
I'm founder and director of a successful fast-growing buiness providing services to the retail and leisure industries. Our challenges are the same as those facing any SME, but there is one aspect that sets us apart: our unusual workforce.
Amazon delivering knives without age checks, Guardian investigation finds
Amazon is selling age-restricted folding knives, similar to one used by the 16-year-old killer of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne, without checking they are safely delivered to adults, a Guardian investigation has found.
Managing young people: the business where most employees retire at 20
Personnel Today, 10/03/2016
How do you manage a workforce that by its very nature needs to move on at 20? Ed Heaver of Serve Legal, an organisation that monitors age-restrictive sales, believes it’s about giving recognition and creating a supportive environment in which workers can flourish.
No Right To Buy
Ethical Corporation, 24/02/2016
The ability of children to buy age-restricted goods online creates ethical as well as legal issues.
SUN INVESTIGATION: Teen reveals how easy it is to buy age-restricted items
The Sun.co.uk, 11/01/2016
TEENAGERS can illegally buy knives, booze, cigarettes and fireworks online because stores fail to check their age, a Sun investigation has revealed.
Shops ‘at risk’ over age-restricted sales
Talking Retail.com, 21/12/2015
Just more than half of small shops and newsagents pass test purchases on tobacco products as display ban sows confusion over when to ask for ID, reports this week’s Independent Retail News. Small independent shops and newsagents are most at risk of prosecution for selling tobacco products to under-age teenagers, according to a new survey. Data from Serve Legal, which carried out age-verification tests at 4,600 stores selling tobacco in 2015, shows 64% of total stores passed the test purchases, down by 6% on 2010 figures.
Drinking venues slump on underage drinking tests
Big Hospitality, 14/12/2015
Drinking venues across the UK are performing badly in the fight against underage drinkers, according to research by Serve Legal, an independent auditing body of age-restrictive sales.
Online retailers lag behind in battle against underage drinking
Off Licence News, 11/12/2015
Supermarkets and c-stores are leading the way in the fight against under-age drinking, according to a survey released today.