Proof of Age Standards Scheme changes structure following strategic review

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The Proof of Age Standards Scheme confirms that it is now a Community Interest Company following a structural review.

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) which accredits UK proof of age card issuers to a standard endorsed by the Home Office, Scottish Government, police and retailers of age-restricted goods & services, has announced that it is to become a Community Interest Company, overseen by an Executive Board which will include representation from industry and card issuers.

The move follows a structural review which will see the introduction of a new committee structure, including a PASS Promotion and Awareness Committee to grow the acceptance of PASS accredited cards, and an Audit Standards Committee to keep the robust PASS audit standards under review.

The organisation will also be looking to appoint a new Chairman to take on the role from Robert Humphreys MBE, who is stepping down, having chaired PASS for over ten years.

PASS is supported by trade bodies including Association of British Bookmakers, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, British Beer and Pub Association, British Institute of Innkeeping and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association.


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