Poisons registration

The Poisons Act 1972

The Government introduced new laws controlling the sale of products containing non-medicinal poisons to the general public on 1 March 2015.

Previously retailers of substances on Part 2 of the Poisons List specified concentration thresholds, including high strength drain and oven cleaners were required to register with their local authority and obtain a licence.  As part of the Government's drive to reduce red tape on business, this requirement for Part 2 Poisons was abolished when the new laws came into force.

If your business currently sells the affected products and your licence expired after 14 January 2015, we no longer require you to register with us or pay a renewal fee.