Frequently Asked Questions
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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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Yes, however there are strict restrictions. A person under the age of 18 can work in a bar as long as they are supervised continually by a responsible person (license holder). This means that each separate sale must be approved by the responsible person.
Normal employment law applies to children working, see question in related information for further details.
Also the protection of children from harm was one of the objectives in the new licensing laws so the local authority could impose further conditions to particular premises banning children altogether from the premises.