Re: What have I missed?
>It is against the law:
>- To sell alcohol to someone under 18 anywhere, and can lead to a maximum fine of £20,000 1 for bar staff/managers or premises may eventually be shut down.
>- For an adult to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under 18.
>- For someone under 18 to buy alcohol, attempt to buy alcohol or to be sold alcohol.
>If you give your son a drink, that's fine. If you buy a bottle of cider for the kid outside the shop, that's illegal.
You missed a bit:
It is not illegal:
- For someone over 18 to buy a child over 16 beer, wine or cider if they are eating a table meal together in licensed premises.
- For a child aged five to 16 to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.