Kit Out My Office

Businesses Lose £190m Every Year to Employee Theft

Businesses Lose £190m Every Year to Employee Theft

UK businesses lose an astonishing £190m every year due to employee theft, according to a report from Kit Out My Office. Surveying 2,106 employees, two-thirds admitted to stealing from their workplace and 11% confessed to having stolen personal items from their colleagues. 73% of respondents said that they’d never been caught stealing from their office and, of the 27% who admitted they had, 51% said they had faced no penalisation or consequence for their action. Stationery (71%), such as pens and sellotape, topped the most stolen items list with toilet rolls (52%) and food and drink (44%) coming second and third respectively. Gareth Jones, digital marketing manager for Kit Out My Office, said: “It’s a real surprise to see how much a few pens and toilet rolls here and there add up. It may se... »