Published on their website 06/01/2015, the SIA made these comments about the latest position in the long-awaited plans to introduce licensing to the Private Investigation sector;
“In 2013 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s intention for the SIA to regulate private investigation activities.
In December 2014, the Home Office said the Government expects the introduction of the statutory licensing of private Investigation activities to come into force as soon as possible during the next Parliamentary session, which starts in May 2015.
The SIA will continue to work with the Home Office, which has responsibility for introducing the regulation of the private investigation sector. In advance of the regulation date, we will engage with the security industry to update our ‘Get Licensed’ criteria, and we will continue to publicise widely further information about the proposed regulation of private investigations.
We will also provide information on likely timings once these are agreed with the Home Office.”