By Law, Next is not permitted to sell a knife or sharp object to any person under the age of 18.
To comply with this legislation, Next will ask for proof that you are aged 18+ when ordering a knife or sharp object.
If you have a knife or sharp object in your bag when checking out online, we will ask you to provide us with your Date of Birth (if we do not already hold this) to ensure you are over 18.
To ensure we’re being compliant with the law, we will only deliver the item to a Next Store, and delivery of such items can not be delivered to a home address. If ordering other items with the restricted product then all the items will be delivered to the Store (exclusions apply*)
Upon collecting the item, if our store staff believe you look under the age of 25 then they will ask for your ID to ensure you are over the age of 18. The store will only accept the following ID:
- Driving licence
- Provisional driving licence
For more information on the Criminal Justice Act 1998 (as amended). Offensive Weapons Act 2019 please click here.
*If ordering multiple items with the knife or sharp object then all of the items will be delivered to a Store. Unless the items are Home Delivery only items (e.g. large furniture items)