We have updated the factsheet that outlines our latest proposals for the future regulation of the private security industry.
The document describes the key components of future regulation which is expected to be in two phases. The first phase will put in place a new regime for business regulation by the end of 2013. Individuals operating in designated areas of the private security industry will still need to hold an SIA licence. The second phase will consist of changes to the status of the SIA and enhanced enforcement powers. This requires new legislation which is not yet available. Regulation by the SIA will continue to protect the public and penalties for non-compliance will remain.
In November 2012, the Home Office published a public consultation document on the future regulatory regime for the private security industry. The consultation document was developed in partnership with industry representatives via a strategic consultation group, chaired by the SIA. The consultation closed in January 2013; a summary of responses will be published by the Home Office later this year.
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This is version 5 of the factsheet, dated February 2013