Happy New Year from everyone at the SIA. We start the first newsletter of the year with an update on some important changes to document checks. We have also shared some government advice on Brexit.
This month we launched our consultation on the licence-linked qualifications. This is the second stage of the consultation; we have listened to your feedback from last year and shared the draft specifications with you – we now need your feedback on these.
In our SIA news section there is an update on our annual stakeholder conference. We are also inviting people to sign-up to help us improve our corporate website.
Our public protection section features guidance on safer physical intervention and an update on the counter-terrorism conference that took place last year. Following the success of our free counter-terrorism awareness sessions last year, we continue these events across Scotland with events in Kirkcaldy and Paisley taking place soon.
In the enforcement update, you can read about an unlicensed security director who was jailed for producing fake licences.
In this month’s ‘Licensing matters’ section our ‘Explaining the licensing process’ article looks at training as the first step to getting a licence. As the tax deadline approaches, we have also included guidance from HMRC on completing a self assessment tax return.