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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Global, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
March 11, 2020

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SIA licence fee

SIA licence fee reduced

The Security Industry Authority is cutting the cost of an SIA licence to individuals from 1 April, as part of its pledge to drive down costs and not hold unnecessary reserves.

Individual licences for all sectors will cost £190, down £20 from £210.

The reduction to the SIA licence fee applies to both new applicants and anyone renewing existing licences. Applications for additional licences will continue to benefit from a 50% reduction in the fee.

The SIA had already cut its licence fee as recently as September 2019, from £220 to £210.

Commenting on the cuts, SIA Chairman, 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.”

Working in a licensable role without a valid licence is a criminal offence.

The Security Industry Authority is the principal organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK. It oversees compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities as well as managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.

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[…] cost of an SIA licence application to individuals has been reduced from 1 April 2020. Individual licences for all sectors will cost £190, down £20 from £210. These last for three […]

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