WILTSHIRE Police are supporting the national relaunch of a new single standardised PASS 18 plus card design.

Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) previously endorsed a wide number of card providers, causing some confusion with door staff and retailers, leading to the questioning of the validity of PASS.

Extensive research carried out by PASS with retailers across the UK has shown that a standardised card design would greatly improve recognition and ease acceptance.

The re-launch of a single, standardised card design that will be easily recognisable will give confidence to retailers that they can accept it as proof of age with confidence across the UK.

PASS Cards are supported by the Home Office, Trading Standards Institute, Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

More than half of passports reported lost in the UK are mislaid on nights out by people aged 18 to 25 years.

The new standardised PASS card will provide retailers with confidence that they know the age of the person r and reduce the number of valuable documents, driving licences and passports being lost within the night time economy.