Serve Legal

Serving underage customers carries the risk of a hefty fine or loss of licence

Testing times for underage sales in pubs

By Mike Berry

With new figures showing pubs have fallen well behind the off-trade when it comes to carrying out age verification checks, Mike Berry went out with test purchasing company Serve Legal to find out more.

ID: proxy purchase tests in 2011

Stings plan to curb 'proxy' alcohol sales

By Ewan Turney

Local authorities are set to unveil new undercover stings to clamp down on so-called "proxy" purchases of alcohol. Independent test-purchasing...

Shops are not as vigilant with online deliveries as they are in store

Kids exploit online loophole to buy booze

By Ronan Hegarty, Grocer

Teenagers are deliberately targeting supermarket online delivery services to get their hands on alcohol and not enough is being done to stop them....

Pubs are improving rates of asking for ID

Pubs improve underage sales record

By Ewan Turney

The on-trade performed better than the off-trade in asking young people for ID for the first time in the second quarter of 2009. The figures come...

More pubs are asking for ID

More pubs pass Challenge-21 test

By Ewan Turney

The on-trade has passed the off-trade for the first time in being successful at asking for ID. That is according to Serve Legal - a company which...