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Business Crime

The challenges faced by UK business in recent years have been greater than at any other time in the modern era – Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis, not to mention the direct and indirect impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. But one challenge that has remained omnipresent is crime: a constant and evolving threat that takes many different forms.

LCCI is steadfast in its support of businesses and, to address the challenges that crime poses, we have formed a Business Crime Committee and launched this dedicated hub, within which you will find articles and resources to help you prevent, mitigate, respond to, and report crime, in addition to details of relevant LCCI events and updates on the committee work programme.

About the Business Crime Group

Aims and Objectives

The primary objective of the Business Crime Committee is to help London’s business community become more resilient to crime, while ensuring that private and public sector stakeholders take action to tackle business crime across the capital.

Business Crime Events

We regularly run events with industry experts to keep our members up to date with the latest measures to protect their business from attacks. Events include discussions, briefings, and private lunches.

LCCI's Business Crime Member Committee

Meet the Committee Members

We have formed a Business Crime Committee focused on various types of business crime, including cyber security, fraud, policing issues and supply chain vulnerabilities. The committee is chaired by Claire Holford, Dispute Resolution and Defence and Security Partner at top-60 law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys, and comprises members with experience and expertise in a variety of related disciplines.

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We Want to Hear from You

We’re keen to hear from Members who have concerns regarding, or have been affected by, any aspect of business crime. By sharing your experiences and feedback you can help shape the Business Crime Committee work programme – if you would like to get in touch, please email us. All emails will be treated with the strictest confidence and will not be shared with any third party without your prior consent.

News and Updates

Share your views on the proposed Cyber Governance Code of Practice

UK government has launched a call for views in relation to a draft Code of Practice on cyber security governance, the objective of which is to help improve cyber resilience across the UK economy and ensure businesses have the tools and support to protect themselves against cyber threats. To share your views on this, please complete the online survey by Tuesday 19 March 2024.

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Become a Safe Haven

The Safer Business Network has launched a new initiative surrounding Violence on Women and Girls (VAWG) to encourage businesses to become a Safe Haven. They are looking for businesses that are willing to be a Safe Haven to help women with their onward journeys. Training to staff will be offered for free to enable the venue employees to feel confident in dealing with members of the public.

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20% of London SMEs Hit by Crime

A survey of 510 London businesses by the LCCI reveals that business crime continues to cost micro, small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) their hard-earned money. 20% of SMEs hit by crime said they lost up to £10,000 because of being a victim of business crime. At the same time, 19% of large companies affected by crime had to bear a financial loss of up to £50,000.

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Cyber Essentials Certification Discount

We have partnered with The Cyber Resilience Centre for London to offer members an exclusive £150 discount off Cyber Essentials Certification. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against cybercrime and includes a set of basic technical tools and processes that can guard against the most common cyber-attacks.

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Police and cyber security top priority for City of London Chamber

It is key for businesses that their staff and assets are safe in the City of London. The City of London Chamber actively engages with the City of London police and represents the issues facing our members. We work with members and experts to minimise the risk of posed by cybersecurity.

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From innovate SMEs to global corporations, becoming a Member of the Chamber provides businesses with a wealth of opportunities across London. London Chamber Members benefit from a range of targeted business development services, sector specific events and gain direct access to senior decision makers from the UK’s business and political communities.

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