A standard kitemark for all proof of age cards could be in use nationwide by the end of the current parliamentary term, said the British Retail Consortium. The BRC is lobbying the government to link plans for a proof of age scheme to its social agenda for young people and push through the legislation. The kitemark would be a holographic image which could be embedded on existing proof of age cards, including the new government Connexions smartcard aimed at 16 to 19 year olds in education. Hambling-Bonne said: "Retailers have difficulty in recognising the plethora of age cards on offer. This scheme would bring in one national standard." {{NEWS }}