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Jun
10
Police and doorstaff are on the cards
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 10 June 2014 03:02 PM

Home Office Minister Norman Baker today (Tuesday 10 June 2014) launched the new 18+ PASS card design that features on 18+ CitizenCards.  The new design displays the logos of the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Trading Standards Institute and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) that licenses bar and club doorstaff across the UK.

 

Chief Constable Adrian Lee, on behalf of ACPO, endorsed the new design and has written to fellow Chief Constables advising that if the card is refused in bars or clubs the police must investigate.  The police advise that passports should not be used as proof of age and the DVLA oppose driving licences being used for this purpose either.

Andrew Chevis, CitizenCard’s Chief Executive, welcomed the new design which applies to all 18+ PASS cards issued in England & Wales:

“The police and doorstaff are literally on the cards and every major bar and club operator has welcomed the new design.  Any adult across the UK should be able to use these cards in bars, clubs and elsewhere without any difficulty.  The new card is a fitting way to celebrate CitizenCard’s 15th Anniversary.”

 

The No ID, No Sale! campaign has also launched today a new retail pack that promotes the new PASS design.  The pack is available free of charge to independent retailers from www.noidnosale.com

CitizenCard is the only non-profit organisation to issue PASS cards across the UK.  It is operated by: Association of Convenience Stores, Camelot, Co-Operative, Experian, Ladbrokes and National Federation of Retail Newsagents.

The new card is available at a cost of £10 from www.citizencard.com using code NEWCARD.  Existing holders of a CitizenCard can get the new card for just £5 using code REPLACE at https://apply.citizencard.com/apply/upg .


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Jun
10
NINS Pack promotes new CitizenCard
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 10 June 2014 10:33 AM

The No ID, No Sale! Campaign, run by CitizenCard, celebrates CitizenCard’s 15th anniversary by launching today (10 June 2014) a new pack featuring the new 18+ CitizenCard.  The pack contains a Statutory Tobacco Notice, window vinyl, poster, Manager’s Guide, refusals register, CitizenCard application forms and dispenser, and a new message aimed at young adults likely to be asked for ID – ‘it’s not personal, it’s the law’.

No ID, No Sale! campaign co-ordinator Andrew Chevis explains:

“Shop staff have an essential job preventing attempts by under-18s to buy alcohol, tobacco and other age-restricted goods. The new message is displayed on the materials so that the customer understands that they are not being targeted when asked for ID.”

James Lowman, ACS Chief Executive welcomed the new message:

“ACS members take their due diligence on underage sales very seriously, and this new pack provides useful tools to help staff on the front line comply with the law. Customers understand that ID checks are not personal whereas the penalties for illegal sales are very personal.”

Paul Baxter, NFRN Chief Executive, added:

“The new pack is a vital tool in helping newsagents to demonstrate their responsibility in preventing underage sales. Sadly some of our members have been subject to abuse or worse when asking for ID, whereas those selling tobacco illegally face no such threats.”

Packs are available free of charge to ACS, NFRN, SGF members and other independent retailers from the campaign website noidnosale.com and items such as the Manager’s Guide and Refusals Register can be downloaded from the site.


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Jan
8
Paul Goggins MP
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 08 January 2014 01:22 PM

We are very sad to learn today (Wednesday 8 January 2014) of the death of former Northern Ireland and Home Office Minister Paul Goggins, MP for Manchester Wythenshawe & Sale East. A good ally both of CitizenCard and the 'No ID, No Sale!' campaign.  The Prime Minister this morning said Paul was 'kind and brilliant'. The Leader of the Opposition replied that the Labour Party had lost 'one of its best'. We offer Paul's wife, his three children and his friends and constituents our sincere condolences.


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Nov
19
It's not personal, it's the law!
Posted by Tomasz Wiszniewski on 19 November 2013 11:04 AM

The No ID, No Sale! Campaign, run by CitizenCard, celebrates its 10th anniversary by launching today (Tuesday 19 November)  a new pack and a new website www.noidnosale.com.

The pack contains a Statutory Tobacco Notice, window vinyl, poster, a Manager’s Guide, refusals register, CitizenCard application forms and dispenser, and a new message aimed at young adults likely to be asked for ID – ‘it’s not personal, it’s the law’.

No ID, No Sale! campaign co-ordinator Andrew Chevis explains:

“Shop staff have an essential job preventing attempts by under-18s to buy alcohol, tobacco and other age-restricted goods.  The new message is displayed on the materials so that the customer understands that they are not being targeted when asked for ID.”

James Lowman, ACS Chief Executivewelcomed the new message:

“ACS members take their due diligence on underage sales very seriously, and this new pack provides useful tools to help staff on the front line comply with the law.  Customers understand that ID checks are not personal whereas the penalties for illegal sales are very personal.”

Paul Baxter, NFRN Chief Executive, speaking at NFRN’s National Council in London, added:

“The new pack is a vital tool in helping newsagents to demonstrate their responsibility in preventing underage sales.  Sadly some of our members have been subject to abuse or worse when asking for ID, whereas those selling tobacco illegally face no such threats.”

Packs are available free of charge to ACS, NFRN, SGF members and other independent retailers from the campaign website www.noidnosale.com and items such as the Manager’s Guide and Refusals Register can be downloaded from the site.


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Sep
9
CitizenCard Meetings to discuss 'Preventing Underage Sales' with MPs
Posted by Laura McClelland on 09 September 2013 01:39 PM

CitizenCard is hosting a series of ‘No ID, No Sale!’ meetings at this year’s party conferences on the theme of preventing underage sales.

MP Tom Brake will chair the Liberal Democrat CitizenCard fringe meeting on Monday 16th September, 13.00-14.00, La Rotunda, 28 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, G3 8HL. Speakers will include David McNeill from Young Scot, Janet Hood a Licensing Solicitor, Adrian Roper from NFRN and Jaine Chisholm Caunt: Director of the TMA.

MP David Hanson will chair the Labour CitizenCard fringe meeting on Monday 23rd September, 12.45-14.00, Regency Restaurant, 131 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH. Speakers will include Jo Player from Brighton & Hove Trading Standards, Paul Baxter from NFRN and Jaine Chisholm Caunt: Director of the TMA.

MP Stuart Andrew will chair the Conservative CitizenCard Fringe Meeting on Monday 30th September, 12.45-14.00, Gio’s Restaurant, 3-7 Lower Mosely Street, Manchester, M2 3WS. Speakers will include Darrell Wilson from St Helens Trading Standards, Paul Baxter from the NFRN and Jaine Chisholm Caunt: Director of the TMA.

A Scottish National Party fringe meeting takes place on Friday 18th October,  5.30–6.30pm at the Morning Room, Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5LD. MSP Christine Grahame will chair the meeting and speakers will include: Janet Reay from Perth & Kinross Trading Standards, Dave McNeill from Young Scot, Janet Hood: Licensing Solicitor and Geoff Barrett from the TRA.

Admission to all meetings is free of charge but must be booked in advance with food and drink included.

If you wish to attend one of the meetings please email your name, address and mobile number  to lmcclelland@citizencard.com to obtain a free ticket (specify which event you wish to attend).



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