Law enforcement 

— Sep 20, 2022

Retailers take crime message to PCCs

More than 100 of the UK’s leading retail voices have written to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales, calling on them to commit to making retail crime a priority in local policing strategies.

— Apr 26, 2022

PCC urges retailers to sign up to Safe Space scheme

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has called on retailers to sign up to the region’s Safe Space scheme which has been designed to help people who feel unsafe outside their home.

— Feb 22, 2022

International investigation into anti-competitive supply chain cartels

Anti-competitive practices are being investigated by international regulators concerned over the operation of cartels masking their activities behind pandemic-related disruption across the global supply chain.

— Dec 15, 2021

The Bourne Legacy

Katy Bourne, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ lead on business crime, talks to Loss Prevention Magazine Europe about ‘levelling-up’ and the sharing of good practice.

— Sep 28, 2021

Hidden Gem

Is Opal an All-Seeing Eye When It Comes to Tackling Organised Crime?

— Mar 26, 2021

New crime legislation designed to restore public faith in criminal justice system

Sweeping new laws to restore public faith in the criminal justice are set to enter the statute book.

— Feb 25, 2021

Police Forces to be reimbursed for COVID enforcement

The Home Office has put aside an additional £60 million to reimburse police forces across England and Wales for their increased enforcement of the Coronavirus rules.

— Feb 25, 2021

London calling with £30m police investment

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to invest a further £30 million in securing the capital’s policing capability.

— Nov 30, 2020

Winter Vigilance campaign from Counter Terrorism Policing

Counter Terrorism Policing knows how busy businesses and local communities are, preparing for the changes in restrictions and understand the challenges everyone has faced this year. Whilst planning for COVID-19, we ask that businesses and community representatives support the Winter Vigilance campaign and amplify the safety and security messaging and help to deter those who look to do others harm.

— Nov 26, 2020

Minor offences wiped from job disclosure

Offenders with minor criminal records such as shoplifting will no longer have to disclose them to employers under new laws designed to help rehabilitation efforts that came into force on 28 November 2020.

— Oct 27, 2020

Home Office to get tough on EU criminals post-Brexit

The Home Office is to get tough on EU criminals from next year when they could be barred from entering the UK under new border rules designed to make the country safer.

— Jun 26, 2020

Action Fraud reveals details of lockdown losers

Just days after non-essential stores have been allowed to re-open, a stark warning has been issued relating to the multi-million pound online frauds committed in the three months since they were forced to close.

— May 28, 2020

Police fear post-lockdown showdown after social media baiting

Social media ‘baiting’ during the Coronavirus lockdown could be stoking an atmosphere where gang violence spills onto the streets as restrictions are lifted, according to a senior police officer.

— Apr 28, 2020

Fake cigarettes seized ahead of menthol ban

Fake menthol tobacco products have been seized in the UK in the run up to the ban on the cigarettes in May 2020.

— Mar 28, 2020

ITSA launches tobacco control system blueprint

An international trade body has set out a blueprint for a global tobacco control system that can cut fraudulent trade and promote best practice.

— Feb 26, 2020

Cutting illegal sale of knives on police 'wish' list

The police service is announcing a new partnership with online marketplace Wish that will tackle the sale of illegal knives in the UK.

— Jan 29, 2020

New funds for policing

The Government has announced a new increased funding package of more than £1 billion for the police.

— Sep 30, 2019

Police need double the number of recruits

Home Secretary Priti Patel has been advised by one of the UK’s most senior police officers that the Government needs to attract twice the number of recruits to get the forces back to 2009 levels.

— Aug 22, 2019

Boost to officer numbers

Police have welcomed a 20,000 boost in new officer numbers from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but the views of operational officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a difference, according to a new report from the Police Federation of England and Wales.

— Aug 22, 2019

Investigation launched into Action Fraud

The City of London Police, the force that oversees Action Fraud is launching an investigation after an undercover operation by The Times newspaper at its call handler training centre filmed one instructor telling raw recruits that police were ‘useless people’ who would do anything to avoid investigating fraud.

— May 22, 2019

Royal Assent for controversial knife law

The controversial Offensive Weapons Act, introducing tough new measures to strengthen law enforcement’s response to violent crime, has received Royal Assent.

— May 22, 2019

Almost 200,000 offenders linked to ORC

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, according to the NCA as it launched its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation.

— Apr 30, 2019

Fraud Victims Being Failed By Police

Fraud victims are being betrayed by police who fail to investigate tens of thousands of scams, according to a report from police watchdog Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

— Feb 28, 2019

Mayor pledges funds to fight violence

Tackling violent crime across the capital is in the sights of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as he published his multi-million-pound budget.

— Jan 31, 2019

MOPAC to hold safety summit

The Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) will be holding a Business Community Public Safety Summit this Spring.

— Dec 19, 2018

Home Office £14 billion boost to police funding

The Home Office has announced a £14 billion cash injection into the police budget, the largest increase in funding since 2010.

— Dec 19, 2018

E-receipts breaking data protection laws

Consumer watchdog Which? has claimed that several major retailers are breaching data protection laws after an investigation found many were including unwanted marketing information on e-receipts sent to shoppers.

— Dec 19, 2018

Amazon teams up with US police to stop festive parcel thieves

Online giant Amazon has teamed up with US police in an attempt to put a halt to parcel pilfering over Christmas.

— Sep 27, 2018

The Case for the Prosecution

How the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) determines whether a criminal case should be prosecuted.

— Jun 29, 2018

Gauge of a nation proves the age of a nation

How the British Transport Police is getting the measure of travelling retail crime

— Jun 29, 2018

Tough new laws on buying weapons online

Home Secretary Sajid Javid unveiled the Offensive Weapons Bill on June 20th to make it harder for young people to buy knives and acid online with sellers requiring rigorous age verification to prove those purchasing knives or corrosives are over 18.

— May 31, 2018

Out of the nick and into the N.I.C

Business are being urged to give ex-offenders a chance at employment.

— May 30, 2018

Retailers urged to support Operation Sceptre national anti-knife crime initiative

Operation Sceptre is a national anti-knife crime initiative targeting those who carry, use, supply and import weapons.

— Dec 14, 2017

Business crime on the Government agenda

Business crime is on the Government agenda after Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA).

— Dec 11, 2017

Employer Supported Policing

If you ask most people what the acronym ESP stands for, they would probably answer extra sensory perception or the ability to foresee events through means other than the physical senses we are all born with.

— Oct 30, 2017

Thin blue line can't hold back rising crime

Police forces are struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime, according to figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

— Sep 27, 2017

Women make up highest proportion of modern slaves

Shocking new figures released this week highlight that almost three quarters of modern slavery victims are women.

— Aug 31, 2017

Rank and file officers must be more tech-savvy

Rank and file police officers need to be more tech-savvy to fight cyber-crime, according to a new report.

— Jul 28, 2017

NBCS takes the next step to success after being awarded government funding

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, is embarking on the next stage of its development after securing significant government funding.

— May 31, 2017

New fears of crime intelligence sharing post-Brexit

The UK General Election and the Manchester terrorist attack have drawn fresh attention to the threat to crime intelligence sharing across Europe post-Brexit.

— Mar 28, 2017

Britain invests £6 Million in fighting modern slavery

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a Government investment of £6 million in ambitious projects designed to tackle modern slavery around the world and provide vital support for victims.

— Feb 27, 2017

POCA reports record recoveries

Criminals are being shown that crime doesn’t pay as the Metropolitan Police Service reveals it has seized more than £73 million from convicted perpetrators during 2015-2016 - the largest total seized in London in a single year since the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) came into force back in 2002.

— Nov 21, 2016

National Business Crime Solution tackles foreign national offending

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), winner of the Retail Risk award for Best Crime Partnership 2016, has recently met with several member businesses to look at how it can support retailers to tackle the growing issue of foreign national offending.

— Nov 21, 2016

UK Government backs Brexit light approach to Europol

Concerns that the UK Government is about to cut its ties with Europol and its co-operation on cross border organised crime as part of a tough Brexit negotiating strategy, may have been unfounded.

— Nov 21, 2016

'tis the season to be careful...Ireland targets safer shopping this Christmas

Christmas shoppers in Ireland are being urged to be more vigilant as they prepare for the festive season as part of a national ‘day of safety’ organised by An Garda Siochana.

— Oct 27, 2016

New 'explain your wealth' powers for POCA

Law enforcement agencies will be given new powers to seize the proceeds of crime (POCA) and demand criminals explain the origins of their wealth under new legislation that has just been issued by the Government.

— Oct 27, 2016

'Barbaric' modern slavery fight gets £8.5 million boost

Modern slavery, an offence often hidden in plain sight, is to become the focus of a new police crackdown.

— Sep 26, 2016

Biggest ever European Police Chief gathering

More than 450 international senior police officers gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for the 2016 European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) for what was the highest ever turnout at the Convention.

— Apr 30, 2016

Terror training on the agenda

One million people who work in crowded places in the UK are to be trained over the next 12 months in how to deal with a possible terrorist attack.

— Apr 30, 2016

Police boss urges retailers to join NBCS

The Police chief in charge of UK business crime is urging businesses to back a public private partnership to crack organised and industrial scale crime.

— Jan 27, 2016

Europe's Growing Terror Threat

Europe is currently facing the most significant terrorist threat the region has experienced in over a decade, according to the EU.

— Oct 1, 2015

Interpol calls for action on people smuggling

The heads of Interpol and Europol have called for urgent and coordinated action by law enforcement to identify and disrupt the organised crime networks behind unprecedented levels of people smuggling.

— Aug 28, 2015

People traffickers face life

Tough new sanctions aimed at businesses that employ slave labour will be introduced this October.

— May 28, 2015

Hologram trade body welcomes move to criminalise fake document supplies

New legislation aimed at tackling the illegal use of specialist printing equipment is being welcomed by the trade body representing the global hologram industry.

— May 28, 2015

Collaborating to cut crime

How collaboration between the National Business Crime Solution, StoreGuard, Retailers and the Police really works to reduce business crime.

— Apr 29, 2015

Europol takes down human trafficking gang

Europol has taken down a highly organised crime group linked to human trafficking. Based in the UK and Slovakia, the criminal gang is suspected of trafficking people, including children for proposed exploitation in forced labour and social benefit fraud.

— Mar 31, 2015

Keep taking the tablets?

A leading fleet expert is calling on industry to be aware of new UK drug driving rules surrounding the limits of both illegal and prescription medication that could put drivers on the wrong side of the law.

— Mar 31, 2015

British Policing at a Crossroads

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has taken the bold step of confirming what many retailers have been fearing - that tougher Policing priorities have to be agreed in the teeth of deeper service cuts.

— Mar 2, 2015

Washing our dirty laundry in public

International organised crime costs the UK £24 billion every year with networks behaving like nation states or large corporations, according to UK Home Secretary Teresa May, who is establishing a Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce.

— Nov 13, 2014

City of London Police Partners with Loss Prevention Magazine EU to Warn Retailers about Fraud Scams

The City of London Police has formed a new media partnership to help its intelligence team reach retailers with quick time fraud alerts.

— Oct 27, 2014


Richard Stones, Security Director, National Business Crime Forum, talks about how retailers must collaborate and share data to reduce crime.

— Sep 29, 2014

Postcode lottery as victims having to investigate their own crimes

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) latest report reveals that victims of criminality receive a different response from the Police for the same kind of incident depending on where they live.

— Aug 19, 2014

To share is to participate. To participate is to drive change.

Catherine Bowen, Policy & Stakeholder Director for the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) looks back at the first half of this year’s successes and explains how the NBCS is helping to keep business crime on the agenda.

— Apr 30, 2014

The Victim, the Offender and the location triangle

Police in Merseyside, UK are trialling a more proactive approach to retail crime as part of a wider cross-agency strategy.

— Mar 26, 2014

Computer Security No Longer a “Geeky Distraction” in War on Cyber-Crime

Our reliance on computers has absolutely exploded in recent years. The concepts of social media, big data, and bring your own device (BYOD) are very recent developments. One could argue that our lives are now dependent on our access to computers and the Internet.

— Mar 20, 2014

Watching the detectives

Retailers with ‘hot’ stores – those in mainly urban centres where levels of theft are high – are more likely to employ security guards than store detectives, according to a recent poll of retailers.

— Nov 26, 2013

Austerity Audacity

Deputy Chief Constable for Nottingham and ACPO national lead on business crime, Sue Fish talks about collaborative working with retailers and how to be “legally audacious” in fighting fraud.