Changes to the Poisons Act 1972

From the 26th May 2015, retailers will no longer be required to be registered with the Council and, instead, those seeking to purchase poisons will be required to hold a licence issued by the Home Office.

Members of the public will need to present a valid licence issued by the Home Office before being able to purchase the most dangerous poisons and highest risk explosives precursors.

Retailers will be required to indicate that possession, acquisition and use by the general public of regulated substances is restricted on the product label.

The changes come into effect from the 26 May 2015, but members of the public can start to apply for poisons licences from 1 April 2015. Licences issued under the Control of Explosives Precursors Regulations 2014 will remain valid until their original expiry date.

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