Non-Medicinal Poisons

Changes to the Poisons Act 1972 following the Deregulation Act 2015

As from 26 May 2015, retailers who wish to sell Part 2 poisons will no longer be required to be registered with the Local Authority.  The amended legislation requires the person (‘the buyer’) to apply to have a licence issued to them from the Home Office (which will be enforced by the Police) before they can acquire certain poisons.  The retailer (‘the seller’) would only be able to supply to licence holders.

Further guidance is available on the Home Office website site at

Help us improve this content

Please use this form to report issues with the content of this page. If you wish to contact somebody about the service provided, please use the contact details found in the 'Contact Us' section of this page.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Data protection notice

Data protection notice

The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

The Council’s Information Compliance Office can be contacted on (01225) 477000 or via email at

Your rating: 

Your rating: None Average: 1.5 (2 votes)
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.