Government & Legislation

Retailers call on PM to ‘support’ laws against retail violence

The bill is set to receive its third reading in parliament today (5 July)

Some 100 of the UK’s “leading” retailers have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to support an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill that would tackle violence and abuse against retail workers.

The letter, which was coordinated by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), comes as the latest research by the group’s found that retailers are reporting “increasing levels of violence”, during the pandemic, as staff try to implement Covid-19 rules.

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