SBPA chief executive Patrick Browne (centre)  gets the support of the manager of the City Walls pub in Stirling, Ross Mamo (right), and staff member Lauren Kerr

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.

Update: Pubs advised to check new guidance on false ID

Get up to speed with false ID at your pub

By Jonathan Smith

I couldn’t help but smile when I read the recent reports of false ID being used in a pub in Newquay, Cornwall. Doorstaff apparently became suspicious when a youngster tried to enter the pub using Rodney Trotter’s driving licence — he of Only Fools and...

ID check: Pubs have taken their eye off the ball

Pub standards slip on underage sales

By Michelle Perrett

Publicans have taken their eye off the ball over underage sales as the sector reported the worst test-purchasing pass rates in two years during 2011.

Licensed premises must have an age verification process in place

Mandatory code: second-half live

By Ewan Turney

The second part of the controversial Mandatory Code on alcohol retailing comes into force today — even though it may be scrapped within months....

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.

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...