Business crime – particularly online fraud - is on the rise in the wake of Covid. Small businesses are often less able to absorb the cost of crime and it can have a devastating impact on the local community and the wider economy.
FSB research shows there are 3.8 million cases of traditional business crime (non-cyber), every year, and 3.9 million cases of cybercrime. The average cost of crime for a small business is now £3,340. The impact on a business can be wide-ranging, from direct financial loss and increased insurance premiums to reputational damage, lost customers and low staff moral.
FSB Merseyside and Cheshire’s hustings event for the 2021 Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections will give attendees the opportunity to hear the candidates’ plans to tackle business crime in Cheshire and ask questions. Places are limited so register now!
One of FSB’s objectives is to value diversity and inclusion in everything it does and the strength of FSB rests on attracting the greatest number and diverse small business owners and the self-employed which reflect the whole of the UK business population. We therefore want existing and new small business owners and the self-employed, from whichever communities they belong to, to feel welcomed and a part of the FSB community.
All of our events, whether focused on a specific issue or equality characteristic, are therefore open to all. This also underpins the notion of allyship where marginalised groups are supported by those not from the specific groups or communities and offers mutual benefits for shared learning, wider conversations and a collective responsibility to inclusivity. If you have any questions please email the event organiser here: Vicky Rooney.
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