NEWS:  From the SIA:  15/05/2020

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

15 May 2020

A message from our Chief Executive


Further reduction to the licence fee

10 March 2020

​To ensure that the SIA does not hold unnecessary reserves, it will be making a further reduction to the fee it charges for individual licence applications.

From 1 April 2020 individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £210 to £190.

The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences.

Licence holders applying for an additional licence after this date will pay 50% of the new reduced fee.

The SIA is committed to ensuring value for money. This further reduction will be applied over a number of years, during which time the SIA will continue to work hard to improve its efficiency. This will enable it to hold the licence application fee at the lowest level possible.

SIA Chair Elizabeth France said:

“Our aim is to be as efficient as possible and provide the best value for money for those we regulate. I am pleased to announce this reduction, which brings the fee down to the level it was at 16 years ago when licensing was first introduced.”

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Our main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
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SIA Case Study: A Fatal Restraint

The SIA are asking all Door Supervisor and Close Protection licence holders to please read our case study, which examines the events that led to a man’s tragic and unnecessary death. They have published this to highlight the importance of using safe restraint methods and to encourage appropriate training and safe practice. We at Broadland Guards and the SIA  want each officer to understand the dangers and legal consequences of using unsafe restraint techniques.

Remember, physical intervention should only be used as a last resort. If you are involved in an incident requiring physical intervention, you have a responsibility to keep everyone safe.Click HERE.