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Security Industry at Maximum Capacity

Industry bodies have called for more support for the private security sector to combat the "diminishing numbers" of qualified personnel in the UK



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Security Insurance

What is security insurance?

If you’re a self-employed security guard or you run your own security company, business insurance can give you the back-up you need to do your job with confidence.

As a door supervisor, you spend your working life keeping places and people safe. But sometimes you may need protection yourself. Insurance for door supervisors has public liability cover at its core, which can step in if someone claims compensation from you for injury or damage. You can add other covers to your policy too, including cover for legal expenses or business equipment. Compare prices and policy details and get your door supervisor insurance sorted in minutes.

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Deadline extended Equality and Diversity questionnaire deadline extended

Deadline extended

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has extended the deadline for licence holders to complete an Equality and Diversity questionnaire.

The survey will help the SIA understand the experiences of those working in the private security industry, in areas of equality and diversity.

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Free Health and Safety Seminars

health and safety seminars

British Safety Council to Provide Free Health and Safety Seminars

On 11-13 March 2014, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), the British Safety Council, as well as exhibiting, will be providing a programme of free seminars on the latest developments in health, safety and environmental law, policy and practice.


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SIA Led Multi-Agency Operation

SIA Checks Licences Across West End

A targeted, multi-agency operation checking security licensing, visa offences and employee pay took place on Wednesday [22 January] across central London.

With the support of Crossrail Limited, investigators from the Security Industry Authority were joined by officers from the Metropolitan Police and officials from HM Revenue and Customs, and Home Office Immigration and Enforcement.

Jennie Granger

HMRC's Jennie Granger, Director General of Enforcement and Compliance, said:

"HMRC is pleased to work with our partner agencies to make sure that workers in the UK are paid what they're entitled to and pay any tax owed, creating a level playing field for employers and employees."


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Security Boss Sentenced

At Luton Crown Court on 5 July, a Bedfordshire security director was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Thomas John Rice, 42, of Bedford Road, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, ran Paragon Security Services Ltd, a vehicle clamping and removal business based in Bedfordshire. Rice did not hold an SIA licence, and his company employed staff without frontline vehicle immobiliser licences, or whose licences had expired.

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Security Industry Authority Updates

Security Industry Authority - SIA Update

SIA Update, the Security Industry Authority's newsletter for people with an interest in the private security industry
  • In January's newsletter we highlight important changes to our document checks that are coming in February. We also explain why Completing the training is only one part of getting a licence.

  • In December's newsletter we announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive, Ian Todd. We also explain the rules for licence dispensation notices (LDNs) and warn about the coming changes to our document checks.

  • In November’s newsletter we invite you to come and meet us at our open day on 5 December. We also explain how we check your identity with the passport office and provide updates on some of our recent prosecution cases.

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