The NFRN is calling for immediate action over new statistics which highlight a significant rise in shop thefts and a fall in police action.
The NFRN is calling on its members to share their retail crime experiences so the government can be lobbied to provide independent retailers with funding to invest in better store security.
Average carriage charge increases of 3.5 per cent rises could jeopardise jobs and livelihoods.
The NFRN has responded angrily to news of an apparently racially motivated attacked against two retailers in Edinburgh.
Telegraph Media Group has today (30 January) announced plans to significantly increase the cover prices of all its editions.