From 6 April 2015, all regulated security businesses will need to hold an SIA business licence. The Home Office has been working with the SIA on the introduction of business licensing. Home Office Ministers have publicly stated their commitment to the regulatory reforms and the introduction of business regulation; which will help create a fair business environment for security companies, remove rogue operators, and deliver better value regulation.
- The Scottish Government and Department of Justice for Northern Ireland have indicated that they are supportive of a consistent UK-wide regulatory regime.
- The proposed implementation dates are:
- April 2014: SIA accepts business licence applications.
- 1st October 2014: The last recommended business licence application date.
- 6th April 2015: Legal Requirement to have a business licence.
- Scuretask Security Services Ltd has been approved from CHAS.
- Scuretask Security Services Ltd has been approved from Safecontractor.
On Monday, 30th September two men were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after being previously found guilty of falsely claiming to be part of the Security Industry Authority run Approved Contractor Scheme.
Over 350 door supervisors were inspected during a wide-scale national operation over the days of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) ‘Week of Action’ [13-21 September]. Investigators from the Security Industry Authority supported police forces and local councils nationwide as part of the initiative that focussed on licensing enforcement. The inspections took place at over twenty towns and cities covering: London, Barnsley, Suffolk, Durham, Stafford, Hertford, Broxbourne, Cardiff, Bridgend, Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Blackpool, Stevenage, Belfast, Cookstown, Wellingborough, Rushden, Kettering, Dudley and Stourbridge.