BP has renewed its membership of BOSS (The British Oil Security Syndicate), the trade organisation campaigning to reduce forecourt crime, and its Payment Watch scheme for 2015.

BP Oil UK operates over 320 company owned stores across the UK and has been a member of BOSS and its Payment Watch scheme since it was formally launched in 2010. BOSS Payment Watch is a debt recovery scheme that puts in place a co-ordinated system for recovering financial losses incurred by ‘no means of payment’ incidents.

Kevin Eastwood, executive director at BOSS, commented: “The continuing relationship with BP demonstrates that BOSS Payment Watch is a powerful tool in the fight against forecourt crime. The scheme helps to protect fuel retailers’ businesses financially and it has successfully identified and assisted police in prosecuting numerous multiple offenders.”

Gary Worrow, BP’s security and crisis management advisor, said: “BOSS Payment Watch has proved to be a cost effective solution to recover our debts and it has played a significant part in reducing our no means of payment losses.

“BOSS Payment Watch has also been a deterrent to drivers thinking of claiming to have no means of payment. If we do need to pursue a debt, the BOSS reporting process is simple and the level of recovery is excellent.”