Three-quarters of retailers “concerned” over police service response to crime

The Association of Convenience Stores has responded to the publication of the Home Affairs Committee’s report into policing, urging the Government to take action to ensure that police forces are adequately resourced to deal with crime. The Association’s figures show that...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018

UK consumers “more wary” of digital risk following technological disruption

UK consumers are now more distrusting of consumer-facing businesses than they were three years ago. That’s according to new findings from Deloitte. The company’s, which involved surveying over 2,000 UK adults about their attitudes towards data privacy and digital...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018

“50% of European merchants willing to face risk of fraud for more sales” states Ovum study

One in every four (ie 26%) of European merchants in the retail, travel and hospitality and digital goods sectors has experienced data theft and the majority (61%) believe they are at greater risk of a data security breach today than they were a year ago. That’s according to...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018

50% of UK consumers resist move to ‘frictionless’ payments due to privacy and security fears

The shift towards ‘frictionless’ payments (ie invisible transactions that take place ‘behind the scenes’ in apps) is being held back by UK consumer concerns over security and data privacy. That’s according to new research conducted by Paysafe. The report from the global...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018

ACS welcomes new ideas for tackling shop theft outlined by Centre for Social Justice

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a new report published by the Centre for Social Justice, entitled ‘Desperate for a Fix’, which highlights the close link between drug addiction and theft and calls for new policies to tackle the staggering £6.3...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018

NBCS helps retailers to tackle repeat offenders courtesy of civil injunction service

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, has announced the launch of a new initiative in conjunction with Tees Law that will help...
Posted On 29 May 2018

Home Office’s Commercial Victimisation Survey figures show significant rise in abuse against businesses

The Home Office has published the latest figures from its 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey, reporting that the number of assaults and threats committed against the wholesale and retail sector has risen significantly over the last year, from 524 incidents per 1,000 premises to...
Posted On 03 May 2018
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British Oil Security Syndicate reports drop in forecourt crime for Q4 2017

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has published the latest results of the BOSS Forecourt Crime Index which reveals that incidents of crime recorded by BOSS on Britain’s retail forecourts fell by 12.2% during the final quarter (Q4) of 2017. However, the latest BOSS Index...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

“New ideas needed from Government and police” as convenience stores report almost one million shop thefts

The Association of Convenience Stores’ 2018 Crime Report has revealed a significant rise in the number of shop thefts committed against retailers over the last year, with shop theft increasingly being linked to aggressive behaviour towards retailers and their staff. The 2018...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018

Industry experts gather at NBCS’ first Members’ Day to examine ways of tackling business crime

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce criminality – is celebrating the success of its first Members’ Day, which took...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018