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Q463: Can someone under the age of 18 work in a bar?

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). They cannot sell alcohol unless every sale is authorised by an adult.

Normal employment law applies to children working, see question in related information for further details.

Protecting children from harm was one of the primary objectives in the new licensing laws. Subsequently local authorities can impose additional conditions to particular premises banning children altogether, if it is considered necessary.

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