The Government has agreed to a set of commitments with major retailers to prevent the underage sales of knives more generally in their stores and online. The agreement also covers staff training, displays, and packaging. Tesco, eBay UK, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Asda, Poundland, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Waitrose have all signed up to the principles.
They have since been joined by Boots, the Co-op, B&Q, Aldi, TKMaxx and Debenhams. They are working with retailers to strengthen the agreement in relation to displays and that work is continuing. Following on from this, since the end of April Asda has stopped selling single knives in its stores, a move supported by the Government.