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Why, for BIDs, ‘bouncing back’ is simply not enough

Covid presents two challenges to Business Improvement Districts  One is to deliver practical assistance to levy-payers to maximise their 'bounce...

Priti Patel: “shopworkers need protection” – local, grass roots ‘active crime reduction’ is the only way

Forget about our streets:  it's inside our corner-shops and take-aways that criminals are running riot In July Priti Patel commanded a crack-down...

Pubwatch schemes: here yesterday, gone tomorrow?

Right now, barely 10% of licenced premises are open  No one knows when Britain's leisure industry will be back to work - but there's no doubt it...

Police & Crime Commissioners must support Crime Reduction Partnerships now – before it’s too late

Coronavirus has hit public-facing service industries the hardest: tourism, travel, retail and leisure sectors are facing the biggest challenges of...

Exclusion Schemes and compliance with data protection law

Organisations that run exclusion schemes and use Disc for processing personal data must comply with Data Protection law, including the General Data...

How should Watch Groups deal with young offenders?

Watch Groups like shopwatch schemes or banning schemes, for example, will of course inevitably come into contact with young people and in most cases...

Bring smaller pubwatches under single Disc ‘Umbrella’ for Data Protection compliance

Pubwatch schemes - even the smallest - must comply with data protection law, including the GDPR that came into effect in May 2018 The law gives...

Umbrella BCRPs

Local Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs) covering larger towns and city centres play an increasingly important role in tackling...

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