Identity Document

Yoti launch: the digital ID app aims to help both sides of the bar

What is digital ID app Yoti and what could it mean for pubs?

By Stuart Stone

New app Yoti - Your Own Trusted Identity - which hosted a launch party at London’s Victoria House on Thursday (9 November), allows customers to leave their passports and driving licenses at home by uploading ID documents to a secure app on their phone....

Checking for ID when buying drinks in pub


Advice: Adhere to age check routine

By Poppleston Allen

Now the busy Christmas period is out of the way, it is worth reminding your staff about their legal responsibilities in terms of selling alcohol to any person under the age of 18.

SBPA Challenge 25

SBPA re-launches Challenge 25 campaign

By Ellie Bothwell

The Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA) has re-launched its Challenge 25 campaign ahead of the Scottish Government expanding the range of valid forms of identification.

Identity crisis?

Identity crisis?

By Gurjit Degun

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme was hailed by the trade when it was introduced, but many hosts are still baffled by what forms of ID are acceptable and genuine customers are being turned away. Gurjit Degun reports

ID checks: new guidance

New guidance for pub ID checks

By John Harrington

The Home Office has released guidance to help pubs and doorstaff spot and deal with ID that's used fraudulently to buy alcohol. The 44-page...

PASS: check for the hologram

James Brokenshire backs PASS ID cards

By John Harrington

Home Office minister James Brokenshire has urged operators to accept PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) cards as ID for alcohol sales.

The Queen: outlined Government plans

Queen's Speech: how it affects pubs

By Ewan Turney

A ban on the sale of below cost-alcohol and giving police extra powers to deal with problem premises are on the cards.

ID check: pubs are urged to be careful

Child arrested for using false ID in pub

By John Harrington

A 17 year-old girl has been arrested for fraud for allegedly using someone else's ID to try to buy alcohol in a bar. It's believed to be among the...

National ID cards may not be the answer, says Serve Legal research

1 in 7 teens would pay for ID

By John Harrington

Just one in seven 18 and 19-year-olds would be prepared to pay for a national ID card, which has been billed as useful ID for buying alcohol. That's...

Coulson: hoping police will follow new code

Test purchasing: playing it by the book

By Peter Coulson

I now have the latest edition of the LACORS code on test purchasing, which confirms the police are not playing it by the book, says Peter Coulson.

Fake ID: crackdown

Doorstaff urged to confiscate dodgy ID

By John Harrington

Doorstaff are being urged to confiscate ID that is used by under-18s to try to buy alcohol. The Security Industry Authority (SIA), which regulates...

PASS system is simple and low cost, says Humphreys

PASS hits back at ID card survey

By John Harrington

The man heading the national ID card scheme PASS has criticised a new survey that claims just 4% of young people would use the scheme. A poll of...

Teenagers are buying fake ID cards online, survey claims

One in five use fake ID

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

One in five teenagers have purchased fake ID over the internet in a bid to buy alcohol, a new survey has claimed.

National ID cards: to roll-out in London

Requests for National ID cards increase

By Lesley Foottit

More than 23,000 application packs for National ID cards - billed as the ideal ID for alcohol sales - have been requested. The news comes as the controversial scheme is set to be rolled out in London on 8 February.

National ID Cards: controversial

Government 'misled' over national ID cards

By John Harrington

Campaigners have accused the Government and officials of misleading businesses over the effectiveness of new national ID cards for avoiding underage...

PASS-accredited cards still have a future

PASS ID cards have 'infinite future'

By Ewan Turney

PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) accredited ID cards have an "infinite future" despite the on-set of National ID cards.

Payne: ID needs looking at

Payne: 'It's time for new ID guidelines'

By John Harrington

A trade leader says the industry and authorities should re-think which ID pubs should accept to avoid underage sales. Tony Payne suggested...

Fake ID: causes problems for licensees

Couple jailed for running fake ID factory

By John Harrington

A couple have been jailed for running a "factory" producing fake ID used by youngsters to buy alcohol, in a landmark prosecution. Adrian Holmes and...

PASS: should be accepted more readily

SIA criticised over support of ID cards

By Tony Halstead

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has been rapped for a half-hearted acceptance of the licensed trade's Proof Of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) identity card.

PASS: appointed first director

PASS appoints first director

By Ewan Turney

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) has appointed Kate Winstanley as its first director and administrator.

Under-18s using fake ID cards such as this may face arrest by police

Police to arrest fake ID users

By Ewan Turney

Police in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire have warned they will arrest teenagers using fake or false ID to gain access to pubs and clubs. The move will be...

National Theatre

National Theatre

"Together we are stronger."Cliches are only clichés because they are true - and that's certainly true for National Pubwatch. Licensees, local...

Faking It

Faking It

Last month industry watchdog the Portman Group announced that it would stop distributing its own proof-of-age cards.It cited falling demand as the...



Crack down on the ID fakers I refer to the article by Ewan Turney on fake ID card holders (Morning Advertiser, 31 May 2007). Scunthorpe Pubwatch is...