Expert Panel Engagement
Response to DCMS' Consultation on the National Lottery
This response from the Expert Panel on the minimum age for playing National Lottery games focuses on the transitional costs and arrangements if Ministers decide to proceed with the proposal to raise the minimum age from 16 to 18. This response is from 2019.
Letter to Graham Russell regarding the Expert Panel on Age Restrictions
This letter to the CEO of the Office for Product Safety and Standards explores the considerable interest in age restrictions policy across government and industry, and the Panel's high level of collaboration across a broad range of delegates, including members from law enforcement, trade associations and retailers.
Response to OFCOM's draft guidance for VSP providers
This Response from the Expert Panel addresses OFCOM's Consultation on guidance for VSP providers on measures to protect users from harmful material, and focuses on age assurance and age verification, the practicalities relating to implementation of robust age verification systems, and parental control systems.
Response to Offensive Weapons Act 2019 Draft Statutory Guidance
The Response considers the Sale & Supply of Corrosive Substances, the Sale & Delivery of Knives, and Enforcement. It welcomes the list of items in the draft guidance, but advises that, as is, they don't add clarity, and in places are not consistent with existing case law or established guidance.
The Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) Expert Panel on Age Restrictions is a technical group whose role is to tackle gaps in guidance, innovations in managing compliance, gaining consensus of expertise, and contributing to the development of policy. Our CEO Tony Allen began as Co-Chair of the Panel in 2019, but since 2020 has led as sole Chair of the Expert Panel.
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