Business Crime Strategy (2)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In establishing this strategy what engagement exercise took place with local chambers of commerce and representatives of small business groups?


Answer for Business Crime Strategy (2)

Answer for Business Crime Strategy (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Consultation was undertaken with a range of organisations as listed in the appendix of the strategy. The consultation ran from 26 November 2013 – 7 February 2014.


Regarding smaller businesses in particular, MOPAC consulted with the following:


- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who represent many small businesses.

- Federation of Small Businesses, who represent SMEs exclusively.

- Association of Convenience Stores, who represent small retailers.

- National Federation of Retail Newsagents.

- Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, representing the late night trade including small licensed premises.

- Other smaller representatives of the licensed trade, such as pub watches.

- Business Improvement Districts and Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, both of which represent small and larger high street shops and bars/pubs.


Other small businesses and representative groups were welcome to respond to the consultation.