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MPs set up inquiry into state of illicit trade in UK

A cross-party group of MPs has announced plans to undertake a formal inquiry into the state of illicit trade in the UK.

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BOSS executive director Kevin Eastwood
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Annual cost of crime tops £1,000 for average forecourt in UK

The cost of forecourt crime has risen steeply during the third quarter of 2017, according to BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate.

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BOSS executive director Kevin Eastwood
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BP Oil renews BOSS membership for 2018

BP Oil UK has renewed its membership of BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, for 2018.

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BOSS executive director Kevin Eastwood
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BOSS appoints new co-ordinator for Scotland

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, which campaigns to reduce crime on petrol station forecourts, has appointed John McIlhagger as the BOSS co-ordinator for Scotland.

BOSS executive director Kevin Eastwood
BOSS executive director Kevin Eastwood
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BOSS Forecourt Crime Index hits highest ever level

Forecourt Crime is continuing to rise, according the latest BOSS Forecourt Crime Index for the period from April to June 2017 (Q2 2017), and has reached its highest level since the index was established in 2015.

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Co-op cuts ATM crime with Smartwater

A programme to splash the cash and criminals if ATMs come under attack is being rolled-out UK-wide after slashing crime by more than 90%.

Money Talk: Forecourt crime is more than just drive-offs and no means of payment

Interesting to see that BOSS (the British Oil Security Syndicate) has launched a 'forecourt crime index' to help retailers gauge their own experience against a national benchmark. It's a good idea, and one not to be dismissed, however, the real limitation is that the index appears to relate specifically to drive-offs and NMoP (no means of payment) incidents as if they were the only elements of forecourt crime. Some with long experience in the industry might beg to differ. That's not to suggest that these two problems are insignificant. Assuming that the estimated £30m-a-year cost of these incidents is accurate, that works out at an average of around £3,500 per site nationally.

Kevin Eastwood: Executive director, BOSS

Any losses from forecourt crime are unacceptable. We fully understand the pressure this type of crime places on retailers, police and government agencies but by developing new and improved ways of working between police and retailers we will reduce losses and increase recovery rates.

Kevin Eastwood: executive director BOSS

Police forces across the country are under pressure and forecourt retailers have a responsibility to help the police to use their limited resources effectively.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands123.22132.06120.72
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North West123.0453.80129.56120.69
Northern Ireland121.86125.50120.15
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