The #noVANber campaign has been set up which calls on the Government to look at more ways to protect tradespeople from van tool theft.
Peter Booth (@PBPlumber) started an online petition now has over 31,000 signatures (at the time of writing), and he’s encouraging all tradespeople to pledge their support, and get their family and friends to do the same.
Click here to sign the petition.
Since reaching 10,000 signatures, the Government will respond to the petition, and if it hits the 100,000 mark it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
Here’s a quick #noVANber update.
Over 7000 signatures in 5 days is good, but it’s not enough 👊🏽
Sign it and share it with just 10 people and we will make a difference!
Targeting tradesmen and women’s tools needs to STOP ✋🏽
— P B Plumber (@pbplumber) November 6, 2018
Having their tools stolen out of the van is a daily worry for tradespeople. Recent research from Powertools2U revealed that the average tool theft claim costs the tradesperson £1,692 – a figure that unfortunately, can sometimes be doubled with 50% of victims having had their tools stolen at least twice.
Reports have claimed that a van is broken into and the tools stole every 23 minutes in the UK and that around 62 thefts happen per day, which totalled a massive 22,749 thefts in 2017 alone. That was a rise of nearly two-thirds in two years.
Pledge your support and sign the contract here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/231177