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25th March 2015

Thousands of licensed security guards could be working in the UK fraudulently after buying qualifications for cash, a BBC investigation has found. Jobseekers must sit mandatory exams to get a Security Industry Authority card. But undercover researchers found colleges READ MORE1

30th December 2014

Please note that the SIA offices will be closed on 2 January for ACS Enquiries and Business Support.

Our opening hours this week will therefore be as below. General and Licensing Enquiries Open: 30, 31 December and 2 January READ MORE2

16th July 2014

Recruitment Scam Targets Security Professionals. The Security Industry Authority is raising awareness of a recruitment scam targeting security professionals.

The scam involves a series of phony online or newspaper adverts offering permanent jobs within the private security industry READ MORE3

17th April 2014

You don t need to re-take your training if you currently hold a licence and you are looking to renew it. However, if you gained your qualification before the current ones were introduced (June 2010) then you won t have undertaken READ MORE4

15th April 2014

SIA licences are issued subject to certain conditions, which you must abide by. One of those conditions is that you must tell them if you change your name or address.

If you have changed your name you should send READ MORE5

10th April 2014

SIA licences are issued subject to certain conditions, which you must abide by. One of those conditions is that you must tell the SIA if your licence is lost or has been stolen. If your licence has been lost READ MORE6

21st March 2014

On 24 March, the Security Industry Authority will stop issuing paper-based licence applications and from 7th April, the SIA will no longer accept the paper-based applications.* Charlotte Jennings, Deputy Director Operations, said: At the SIA we are committed to READ MORE7

3rd March 2014

Ath the end of January, investigators from the Security Industry Authority carried out licensing checks across Southwark and in the City.

Checks were carried out on security operatives to ensure they were all properly licensed by the SIA. In READ MORE8

On Thursday 27th February, at a meeting of the SIA s Strategic Consultative Group, Home Office officials updated representatives of the private security industry on the timetable for introducing business licensing. The group was told: The Home Office remains committed READ MORE9

26th February 2014

The SIA s approach to enforcement is intelligence-led: they rely on the information given to them by their enforcement partners, members of the public and individuals working in the private security industry.

They welcome any information relating to private security operatives READ MORE10

The Security Industry Authority has issued some statistics on its licensing operations, intelligence gathering, enforcement actions, and Approved Contractor Scheme. Individual licensing By 21 January 2014 there were 382,377 active SIA licences held by 339,940 individuals. The breakdown of READ MORE11

The SIA have just released the February Update.

Follow the link below in order to read the article in full:

29th January 2014

If the SIA have refused your licence application and you disagree with their decision you may exercise your right of appeal to a Magistrate s Court or Sheriff Court.

However, many people are exercising this right of appeal when they READ MORE12

17th January 2014

The only way to apply for a new licence is to fill in their application online at the SIA website; they will then be told which identity and other documents to take to one of over 750 post offices READ MORE13


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