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FSB member represents business group on Kent Crime Board

FSB member and Kent solicitor Jay Sahota is representing FSB on the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner’s Violence Reduction Challenge advisory group. 

“I’m pleased to represent SMEs and understand what Kent Police are doing to tackle crime and prevent antisocial behaviour,” said Jay, Senior Partner at Jarmans Solicitors. 

“At our latest meeting we spent time in small working groups discussing crime prevention; engagement; victim support and rehabilitation. The general shared sentiment is that the agencies need more money but also need to work collaboratively to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks and that they hold each other to account.”

The Violence Reduction Challenge is Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott’s local response to the Government’s own Serious Violence Strategy published earlier this year. The core aim is seeing what can be done in Kent to reduce the harm caused by the most violent offenders to our most vulnerable victims.

Mr Scott said: "Crime is important no matter where it takes place, including in and around Kent’s local businesses. I am grateful to the FSB and my other invited partners for sharing their experiences and ideas on violent crime which will help shape the recommendations we publish next year.”

Crime against business cost up to £12billion every year. 

Find out more about FSB’s policy work in this area here