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Councils lax in applying new drinking age laws, few fines so far

12 July 2014

Local councils have handed out very few fines to bars and shops for selling alcohol to the under 18s since the Alcohol Licensing and Catering Act was changed at the beginning of this year.

According to research by broadcaster NOS, just 18 of the 200 local councils it questioned had issued a fine while half had not even issued any warnings. Four out of 10 councils have not yet drawn up a strategy to deal with the issue.



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