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Election manifestos: What do they mean for independent retailers?

In a nation of shopkeepers, any party that expects to represent the nation, needs to represent shopkeepers as well. That’s why MPs have been busy visiting convenience stores, pledging business rate reforms and announcing...
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PCCs are an important part of making national policy work

With all of the talk of referendums and rows within the political parties of Westminster over recent weeks, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important local decision makers settling in after the...
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New methods and tech to fight crime

New policing methods and better technology are needed to help retailers who are “completely unsupported” in the face of rising business crime levels, a police and crime commissioner has said. At the NFRN’s annual conference...

Retailers must work with PCCs to tackle crime

Following the election of Police and Crime Commissioners earlier this month, you need to take the opportunity to build strong relationships with them. That was the message from retailers as the Federation of Small Businesses...
My Local store

When did you last review your crime prevention strategy?

Every retailer is a victim of crime, and My Local stores are no exception. Their store in Doncaster recently tweeted that they had caught another shoplifter and were going to prosecute. https://twitter.com/MyLocalDN/status/709136617810874368 When Ramesh Shingadia and...
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Retail sector hardest hit by crime

Retailers and wholesalers experienced more crime than any other commercial sector over the past year, the Home Office revealed today. The figures from the latest Commercial Victimisation Survey show that 40% of retail and wholesale...

Retail crime on agenda for seven in 10 PCC candidates

Seven in 10 cross-party police and crime commissioner (PCC) candidates have pledged to make tackling retail crime a priority if they are elected in May. It comes after RN contacted a cross-party selection of potential...
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How can we tackle the issues threatening independent retailers future?

Can you imagine a world with no community or local shop? That’s what I have been asking MPs, federation members and industry figureheads. Lost communities and permanently shuttered local shops are what the NFRN has...
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Slap on the wrist after third illicit prosecution

A Preston retailer has been handed 200 hours of unpaid work, a £250 fine in costs and a surcharge after receiving his third prosecution for illicit trading. Qadeer Akhter of Megasaver had hidden blackmarket cigarettes...

Retailer jailed for nearly a year for tobacco offences

An illicit retailer has been jailed for 10 and a half months after admitting to a string of offences regarding the sale of illegal tobacco. Ahmad Afsana, 26, of Sutton Mini Market in Sutton-in-Ashfield admitted...