Topical Questions

Part of Business and Trade – in the House of Commons at on 2 May 2024.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Shadow Minister (Investment and Small Business)

Shoplifting cost UK retailers £1.8 billion in 2023, the highest figure on record. The Government’s £200 shoplifting threshold has effectively decriminalised this offence, which is costing businesses dear. What discussions has the Minister had with the Home Secretary about scrapping it, as Labour plans to do, so retailers and customers are protected and high street businesses can thrive?