Retail bosses demand better protection for frontline staff

Houses of Parliament

Retailers are calling on the UK government to follow Scotland’s example of enshrining better protections for frontline staff into law.

The Protection of Workers Act came into force in Scotland today, which makes abusing or assaulting retail staff a standalone, criminal offence.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few minutes before your account is updated.