Morrisons has begun trials with BOSS (The British Oil Security Syndicate) and its Payment Watch scheme.

Morrisons is running a trial of the BOSS Payment Watch scheme over several forecourts within its estate. Fuel service stations within Morrisons’ trial group have become individual members of BOSS’s debt recovery scheme that puts in place a co-ordinated system for recovering financial losses incurred by ‘no means of payment’ incidents. The trial will run during 2015.

Kevin Eastwood, executive director at BOSS, commented: “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with one of the country’s leading fuel retailers. BOSS’s Payment Watch scheme is a proven service that helps to protect fuel retailers’ businesses financially. We’re also leading the way in identifying multiple offenders and supporting the police in pursuing and prosecuting persistent offenders.”

David Halsall, head of LP Corporate Protection at Morrisons, said: “We’ve been impressed with the effectiveness and initial results of the BOSS Payment Watch scheme. The scheme’s reporting system is simple, effective and will enable our forecourts to follow up and recover any losses which they may incur from this type of incident.”