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New SIA licence-linked qualifications postponed to April 2021

Posted: 13 May 2020
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has decided to postpone the introduction of new licence-linked qualifications until April 2021.

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Shrewsbury security boss ordered to pay £1800 and disqualified from being a director

Posted: 25 Mar 2020
A Shrewsbury company director was ordered to pay £1800 and was disqualified from being a company director.

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Whiston security director pleads guilty to supplying unlicensed security after trying to avoid court

Posted: 18 Mar 2020
Last Monday (09 March), Paul Bettaney, an unlicensed director of the now dissolved security company Bett 5 Ltd, pleaded guilty

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Further reduction to the licence fee

Posted: 09 Mar 2020
From 1 April 2020 individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £210 to £190

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Lancashire man sentenced for working as illegal security operative 93 times

Posted: 05 Mar 2020
A Lancashire man has been prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for working as an unlicensed security operative on 93 separate occasions.

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On-the-run east London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

Posted: 28 Feb 2020
Emmanual Forson was sentenced in absence to nine months jail for fraud at Wood Green Crown Court last Wednesday.

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Update on SIA licence-linked qualifications

Posted: 25 Feb 2020
We are continuing to develop new licence-linked qualifications as part of our review of industry skills and qualifications.

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Leicester security boss ordered to pay over £30K or face jail for working without a licence

Posted: 17 Feb 2020
Last Friday Irfan Dogan of Leicester was prosecuted, fined and ordered to pay £30K Proceeds of Crime.

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Security Industry Authority welcomes two new non-executive directors

Posted: 03 Feb 2020
A businesswoman with a background in close protection, and a former senior police officer, have become the two latest appointees by Home Office Ministers to the Security Industry Authority.

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Dudley security boss and unlicensed guard prosecuted for working at Solihull hotel

Posted: 29 Jan 2020
Last Friday 24 Jan two security guards were fined at Birmingham Magistrates' Court for offences against the Private Security Industry Act.

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Security guard sentenced for working at school with forged licence

Posted: 21 Jan 2020
On Friday (17 January) Oladeji Christopher Owolabi of West London was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.

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Launch of Skills Summit for the private security industry

Posted: 16 Jan 2020
We are hosting a Skills Summit on Thursday 12 March. The summit will cover how the future skills needs of the industry can be met. Industry is invited to the participate.

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SIA launches consultation on code of conduct for private security operatives

Posted: 09 Jan 2020
A consultation into a draft code of conduct for SIA licence holders and applicants for SIA licences is now available.

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Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss pleads guilty

Posted: 13 Dec 2019
Unlicensed security director pleaded guilty to two counts against the Private Security Industry Act at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court

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West Yorkshire security company fined £10,000

Posted: 06 Dec 2019
West Yorkshire security firm 2 B Secure was fined £10,000 at Leeds Magistrates' and required to pay costs of £778.40 as well as a victim surcharge of £181. 2 B Secure will have to pay the full amount within 28 days.

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Leeds security boss and unlicensed doorman found guilty

Posted: 06 Dec 2019
Prosecution of Haidar Mumtaz, 2 B Secure company director and unlicensed guard Steven Hare

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New SIA campaign aims to address violence against security staff

Posted: 25 Nov 2019
We are launching a campaign today (25 Nov) to promote safer workplaces for security staff.

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Suffolk boss pays penalty for deploying unlicensed guards

Posted: 20 Nov 2019
The director of a Suffolk company has been convicted of supplying unlicensed security guards to haulage companies operating at the port of Felixstowe.

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“Threatening” security boss jailed for four years for systematic exploitation of vulnerable workers

Posted: 18 Nov 2019
A security boss who operated under four different identities has been jailed for more than four years for defrauding vulnerable security operatives who worked for him.

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SIA licence fraudster from West London remanded in custody

Posted: 13 Nov 2019
Last Thursday Oladeji Christopher Owolabi pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one offence contrary to the Identity Documents Act.

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