Retail Crime APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To highlight the cost of retail crime to the high street (£600m a year), improve understanding of how this type of crime affects small businesses and what impact incidents of retail crime will have an effect on our high streets if left unchecked.



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Recent Documents related to Retail Crime

1. Minister for Crime plans to protect shop workers from violence
12/02/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Minister for Crime plans to protect shop workers from violence - GOV

2. Crime against businesses: findings from the 2018 Commercial Victimisation Survey
05/09/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Crime against bu sinesses: findings from the 2018 Commercial Victimisation Survey Statistical

3. Crime against businesses: findings from the 2018 Commercial Victimisation Survey
05/09/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Commercial Victimisation Survey Wholesale and retail sector Key findings: The latest survey year

4. Government calls on shopworkers for views on violence at work
05/04/2019 - Home Office
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Found: and communications Home Crime, justice and law News story

5. Violence and abuse toward shop staff: call for evidence
17/04/2019 - Home Office
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Found: associations and unions ; and those working in a retail se tting . Duration: From 05/04/19 to 28/06/19

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Retail Crime

1. Retail Crime Prevention
05/11/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered prevention of retail crime.Welcome to the Chair, Mr Betts, for the - Speech Link
2: economic cost of retail crime. Does he agree that there is also a human cost to retail crime and that we must - Speech Link
3: point. I am starting with the financial cost of crime, but I will come in a moment to the key issue, of - Speech Link
4: million via robbery. That is the very hard end of retail crime whereby people walk into shops with shotguns - Speech Link

2. Retail Crime
11/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered prevention of retail crime.I welcome you to the Chair, Mr Robertson - Speech Link
2: British Retail Consortium, the Association of Convenience Stores, the National Federation of Retail Newsagents - Speech Link
3: that for those 22,000-plus shops, the cost of retail crime equates to £246 million per year, or £5,308 - Speech Link
4: turning to the Government’s response to incidents of retail theft through the police forces, I will quote John - Speech Link

3. Retail Workers: Protection
11/02/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered protection of retail workers.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: is a particular problem with lone workers in the retail sector, and that it is something we need to pay - Speech Link
3: faced by retail workers is despite the fact that retailers spent nearly £1 billion on crime prevention - Speech Link
4: presence on the high street, as a deterrent to retail crime? One way of achieving protection is CCTV on - Speech Link
5: partnership with organisations such as the British Retail Consortium and the Co-op, as they have done to - Speech Link
6: than enough to cause retail workers panic attacks and anxiety after an assault. Retail workers, especially - Speech Link

4. Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences)
16/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: assault, aggravated when perpetrated against a retail worker in the course of their employment; to make - Speech Link

5. Shop Workers: Protection
23/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: USDAW and other organisations representing the retail sector, ahead of Report on the Offensive Weapons - Speech Link
2: factor in sentencing guidelines. The Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability will be discussing - Speech Link
3: those items. In addition to USDAW, the British Retail Consortium, the Co-op, the Association of Convenience - Speech Link
4: communications going forward and refreshing the national retail crime steering group, which the Minister got up and - Speech Link
5: consistent in protecting the public from the harms of crime and other things that take place on our streets - Speech Link

6. Sale of Knives
08/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: standards not do a thorough check throughout the retail trade and with the online trade in some way to - Speech Link
2: the sale of knives in areas where levels of knife crime are particularly high. We enforce this Act through - Speech Link
3: Lords, I speak as the mother of a victim of knife crime. I am surprised that the “No Points” campaign has - Speech Link
4: labelled. It is true that in both the online and retail worlds, age has to be verified at both ends, and - Speech Link
5: the register. This year’s APPG report on knife crime demonstrated a link between the serious cuts in - Speech Link

7. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Ring-fenced Bodies and Core Activities) (Amendment) Order 2018
18/07/2018 - Grand Committee

1: separation of core retail banking from investment banking for UK banks with retail deposits of more than - Speech Link
2: I dived into Section 143(4) of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, but I have to say that, at that point - Speech Link

8. Offensive Weapons Bill
28/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: in a crime. They are simply too big. That is probably why they have never been used in a crime in this - Speech Link
2: National Crime Agency, but to imply that the provision would make the public any safer from gun crime is, - Speech Link
3: that important clarification.The National Crime Agency position brief was received by the Library - Speech Link
4: not held illegally and has never been used in a crime, how much easier would it be down the road to ban - Speech Link
5: Government’s efforts to respond to the surge in violent crime. We offered our support in Committee and now on - Speech Link
6: of this.I want to go on to the National Crime Agency’s letter, which the Government seem to place - Speech Link

9. Business of the House
18/10/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: victims of crime? If it is not stopped, we will create further unnecessary victims of crime. This is putting - Speech Link
2: raising a very serious issue—the rise in organised crime—which I know will be of concern to many hon. Members - Speech Link
3: representatives from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents and they echoed the concerns of shopkeepers - Speech Link
4: possible and that includes protecting them from crime. All incidents should be reported to the police - Speech Link

10. Business Rates
13/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: Almost every day, we learn of a chain of retail stores or local businesses closing its doors, resulting - Speech Link
2: It cannot be raised by more than the rate of the retail prices index, or the consumer prices index from - Speech Link
3: often have to invest in CCTV because of rising crime rates. In doing so, they can help the police by - Speech Link
4: rateable value. There is huge inequality within the retail sector. Pubs are also being put at risk. They pay - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Retail Crime
1. Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence
asked by: Carolyn Harris
17/06/2019
... if he will create a place for representatives of charity retail volunteers on the national retail crime steering group.

2. Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence
asked by: Graham P Jones
16/11/2018
... what steps the National Retail Crime Steering Group has taken to tackle violence in the retail sector.

3. Retail Trade: Crime
asked by: Anne Main
26/02/2018
... what estimate her Department has made of the cost of retail crime to the UK economy in 2017; and what steps her Department is taking to tackle retail crime.

4. National Retail Crime Steering Group
asked by: Steve McCabe
25/09/2020
... when the national retail crime steering group is next due to meet.

5. Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence
asked by: David Hanson
17/06/2019
... Safeguarding and Vulnerability will meet with the Charity Retail Association to discuss the extent of violence and abuse in the charity retail sector.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Members
Baroness Eaton Portrait
Baroness Eaton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
3 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , Devolution , Local Government
Baroness Golding Portrait
Baroness Golding
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
5 APPG Memberships
Angling , Betting and Gaming , Boxing , Greyhound , Water
Damien Moore Portrait
Damien Moore
Vice Chair
Conservative - Southport
Joined: 6th June 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Steve McCabe MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3509.

Email: mccabes@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Adrian Roper, National Federation of Retail Newsagents, Yeoman House, Sekforde Street, London EC1R 0HF. Tel: 020 7017 8856

Email: adrian.roper@nfrn.org.uk

Secretariat:

National Federation of Retail Newsagents acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.nfrnonline.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Description
Secretariat   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£10,501
Date
14 May 2019
Source
National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/05/2019 To : 13/05/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
14 May 2018
Source
National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/05/2018 To : 13/05/2019
Value
£10,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Jul 2015
Source
National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Retail Crime APPG

Former APPG Members
David Hanson Portrait
David Hanson
Deputy Chair
Labour - Former Member for Delyn
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Drew Portrait
David Drew
Deputy Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Stroud
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Deputy Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Maggie Throup Portrait
Maggie Throup
Deputy Chair
Conservative - Erewash
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Hammond Portrait
Stephen Hammond
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Wimbledon
Joined: 6th June 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
Rebecca Harris Portrait
Rebecca Harris
Vice Chair
Conservative - Castle Point
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Lammy Portrait
David Lammy
Vice Chair
Labour - Tottenham
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Vice Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Guto Bebb Portrait
Guto Bebb
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Aberconwy
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships