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What is the law relating to fireworks?

The law states that you can only buy ‘adult’* (see below) fireworks if you are 18 or over. When can I buy fireworks? Registered sellers may only sell fireworks (ie, for domestic displays) including sparklers, to private users on the following dates: 15 October - 10 November 26 - 31 December 3...

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Jewellery hallmarks & the law

In the UK, it is perfectly legal to sell jewellery without a hallmark, but, with a very few exceptions, gold, silver, platinum and palladium must all be hallmarked if they are sold as genuine, precious metals.  What exactly is a hallmark? A hallmark is basically a shorthand way of indicating who...

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The Equality Act 2010 : the nine 'protected characteristics'

The Equality Act brings togethe existing legislation and acts as an 'umbrella' to ensure protection from discrimination. It is against the law to discriminate agains anyone because of: age being or becoming a transsexual person being married or in a civil partnership being pregnant or on maternity...

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