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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

 

 

SECURITY AT “MAX CAPACITY” AFTER 40% DROP IN LICENCE RENEWALS
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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

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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
  • This month SIA Update features a new guide for buyers of private security, details of improvements we’re making to our application process and a report on our recent application ‘surgery’ with London’s Night Czar.

  • In this month's newsletter we announce our Glasgow violence reduction workshop. We also feature a report by the Security Research Initiative and we explain how you can and should provide your current passport number when you apply for a licence.

  • In this month's newsletter we ask security businesses to stay vigilant against terror attacks. We also remind approved contractors when they can issue LDNs and we explain the qualifications required to apply for a door supervision licence.

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