In addition to improved security and reporting measures, we launched the #TogetherAgainstHate campaign. Teaming up with other major employers – including the Co-op and National Rail – we called for the Prime Minister to support the 'Assaults Against Retail Workers (Offences) Bill'.
This Bill would change the law so that if a retail worker was assaulted in their place of work, the fact that it took place at work would be considered an aggravating factor. We've also made a submission to the Sentencing Council on the importance of changing sentencing guidelines in accordance with the Bill’s proposals.
We met with a number of MPs – including the Bill’s sponsor – urging the MPs to support it. And to ensure that branch bank staff are adequately represented in the Bill’s drafting.