Are you renting out a property or receiving extra income outside your regular job? Have you started a small business? Is your business turnover about to reach £70,000? Or have you sold an asset and made a profit?
The illicit trade in tobacco has flourished in the UK over the past fifteen years, causing a considerable loss of sales, revenue and profits to legitimate retailers and wholesalers. To raise awareness of this issue, and help combat smuggling, JTI has published a booklet entitled Tobacco Smuggling, the UK challenge.
The total cost of retail crime in the UK was £3,863m in 2008, with over £1,595m lost due to customer theft. On a daily basis retailers have to face-up to the threat of shoplifting, attacks on employees and staff theft, so it is worth taking the time to consider the security options available. Glenn Davies, video business product manager at ADI Global Distribution, offers advice on installing effective and efficient security systems.
Alan Townsend, crime prevention advisor to the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad, has prepared a booklet detailing practical steps that can be taken by retail staff to reduce the risk of robbery. Guidance includes: