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Issue 116, January 2019- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Important changes to document checks
  • Advice to businesses on Brexit
  • Launch of new consultation on the licence-linked qualifications
  • Postponement of our stakeholder conference
  • Help us to improve our corporate website

Public Protection

  • Guidance on safer physical intervention
  • Countering terrorism conference – A security industry perspective
  • Participate in the Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events
  • Door supervisor died fighting off attackers who were trying to gatecrash Mayfair party

Enforcement Update

  • Jailed director of security firm stole identities to supply fake guards to festivals
  • Communities defeat terrorism

Licensing Matters

  • Explaining the licensing process
  • Guidance from HMRC on your Self Assessment Tax Return

Upcoming Events

  • National Pubwatch conference 2019
  • The OSPAs Thought Leadership summit
  • Security Twenty 19
  • Security events website

Issue 115, December 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Message from the National Police Chiefs' Council following the recent shooting in Strasbourg
  • SIA Chief Executive appointed
  • Incident involving eight door supervisors at the Factory Nightclub, Manchester
  • Protecting vulnerable people - a seasonal reminder of the responsibilities of security operatives
  • Important changes to document checks
  • Summary of the results on the review of the specifications on qualifications
  • Quality assuring private security training
  • Help us improve our website

Public Protection

  • Sheffield city centre initiative for a safer night out
  • Heroic door supervisor gets 'Queen's Commendation for Bravery' award
  • #ActionCountersTerrorism campaign over the festive period
  • Attend the Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events

Enforcement Update

  • Unlicensed security boss given prison sentence for "blatant" and "premeditated" fraud across Northern Ireland
  • Violence reduction campaign to promote student safety
  • Modern slavery practices uncovered in Suffolk

Licensing Matters

  • Review of Glasgow open day
  • Explaining the licensing process

Upcoming Events

  • SIA stakeholder conference next year
  • National Pubwatch conference 2019
  • OSPAs Thought Leadership summit
  • Security Twenty 19
  • Security events website

Issue 114, November 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Register for our Glasgow open day
  • Door supervisor saves the life of a man
  • Clarification on burglar who waved a knife news story
  • Improvements to our licensing system
  • Update on apprenticeships

ACS News

  • Round-up of our ACS events

Public Protection

  • SIA's investigations team check 93 individual licences in the Cardiff area
  • Welfare and Vulnerability Engagement (WAVE) resources

Enforcement Update

  • East London security bosses sentenced for supplying unlicensed guards to Upton Park development
  • Unlicensed security director from Caernarfon ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime
  • Wiltshire security boss who deceived school for 12 years by supplying unlicensed guards pleads guilty

Licensing Matters

  • Explaining the licensing process

Upcoming Events

  • SIA stakeholder conference next year
  • Glasgow open day
  • Security events website

Issue 113, October 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Trevor Reaney appointed to SIA Board Interim Chief Executive appointed
  • Reminder of responsibilities under the Equality Act
  • Barriers to effective buyer-supplier relationships in the security sector
  • Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority charge rate guidance
  • Findings from our SIA Update readership survey – We are listening!

ACS News

  • Consultation on eligibility criteria requirements for the ACS
  • Skills and qualifications review
  • Employers urged to audit pay practices 

Public Protection

  • Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) campaign
  • Police Scotland count-terrorism events Identify and safeguard victims of ‘county lines’

Enforcement Update

  • Wirral brothers are prosecuted for working while their licences were suspended

Licensing Matters

  • Explaining the licensing process
  • Update on Birmingham open day

Upcoming Events

  • Glasgow open day – Save the date
  • Security Twenty 18 London
  • Security Events Website

Issue 112, September 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Consultation on the private security industry skills & qualifications
  • Outcome of ACS review published
  • This autumn’s ACS Events
  • Clarification on vascular restraint
  • SIA blog on tackling fraud
  • Use our buyers guide to security ‘Do you buy security’

Public Protection

  • Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events

Upcoming Events

  • Security Twenty 18 London
  • Security Events Website

Enforcement Update

  • Security guard who committed identity theft jailed for five months
  • Door supervisor who stole identity given suspended sentence for fraud
  • Child sexual exploitation disruption workshop
  • Women’s safety charter champion

Licensing Matters

  • Application process diagrams
  • Making the most of your SIA business account
  • Explaining the licensing process

Issue 111, August 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Licence management service available
  • Skills & qualifications review project
  • Avoid job scams
  • Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events
  • Private security industry apprenticeships
  • Nominations for the UK OSPAs

Public Protection

  • Safeguarding and Vulnerability in the Cumbria Night Time Economy

Enforcement Update

  • Showtime security guards limited director found guilty of intimidating witnesses and given prison sentence
  • Spot checks in South Yorkshire

Licensing Matters

  • Updates to our licensing system for individuals
  • Helping your business manage licensing notifications
  • GDPR changes to our licensing system
  • Explaining the licensing process

Upcoming Events

  • Birmingham Open Day
  • Security Twenty 18 Dublin & London
  • Security Events Website

Issue 110, July 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • SIA Chief Executive announces departure
  • Security at events guidance
  • We join forces with HMRC to clamp down on tax fraud
  • SIA blog - Manchester open day
  • Cyber Essential Plus from GCHQ
  • Women in security awards

Public Protection

  • Police Scotland counter-terrorism events
  • Fraudulent licences

Enforcement Update

  • Follow our regional P&I teams on Twitter
  • Door supervisor prosecuted for fraud & working without a licence jailed for 2 years
  • Showtime Security Limited owner given 12 months prison sentence

Licensing Matters

  • Licensing system update: DBS consent
  • Explaining the licensing process
  • Not receiving our emails?

Upcoming Events

  • Inverness & Dundee counter-terrorism events
  • Security Twenty 18 Dublin & London
  • Security Events Website

Issue 109, June 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Register to attend our Manchester SIA Licensing Open Day
  • Tell us what you think of SIA Update
  • Home Office Review of the SIA
  • Women in Security Awards

Public Protection

  • Guidance on how to respond to hazardous substance incidents
  • Join the TAKE:90 campaign this summer

Enforcement Update

  • Showtime Security Limited director guilty of supplying unlicensed security

Licensing Matters

  • You must display your licence
  • Explaining the Licensing process

Upcoming Events

  • Licensing Open Day in Manchester
  • Security Twenty 18 North
  • Security Events Website

Issue 108, May 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • SIA Chair blog on GDPR
  • Tell us what you think of SIA Update
  • Identify victims of 'County Lines'
  • Our Call Handling System
  • Customer insight - listening to customers
  • Changes to our SIA Homepage

Public Protection

  • CSE Toolkit for Night Time Economy Professionals

Enforcement Update

  • Belfast door supervisor prosecuted for working without an SIA licence
  • Door Supervisor prosecuted for ignoring requests for information from the SIA

Licensing Matters

  • Explaining the licensing process

Upcoming Events

  • Vulnerability Awareness Training
  • Security Twenty 18
  • Women in Security Awards
  • Security Events Website

Issue 107, April 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Counter-terrorism e-learning
  • Register for an SIA online account
  • Women in Security Awards
  • New Pass Scheme Video

Enforcement Update

  • Vanishing security firm boss prosecuted for ignoring SIA requests for information

Licensing Matters

  • Application process diagrams
  • Explaining the licensing process

Business Matters

  • BSI consultation on its code of practice

Upcoming Events

  • Security Twenty 18
  • Women in Security Awards
  • Security Events Website

Issue 106, March 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • SIA Stakeholder Conference 2018 update
  • Action Counters Terrorism
  • Customer Service Excellence – 2018 Report
  • New SIA Board Member
  • Updated Version of Get Licensed
  • Regulator’s Guide for Buying Private Security
  • ACS Review update

Business Matters

  • Help from HMRC on Understanding PAYE

Licensing Matters

  • Explaining the licensing process

Enforcement Update

  • Licensing checks across West Yorkshire
  • Owner of Security Company Elite Door Staff Found Guilty
  • Wiltshire-Based Security Company Director Pleads Guilty

Upcoming Events

  • Protecting Vulnerable People
  • Safeguarding Workshop
  • Security Twenty 18
  • Security Events Website

SIA Update, Conference Special- this link opens in a new window

 

Part ONE

  • Security Industry Authority Report
  • Home Office Update
  • Protecting the Public – the work of Partnerships & Interventions

Workshops

  • Public Protection Workshop
  • Labour Supply Workshop

Part TWO

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Labour Supply – a Personal View
  • The Work of the GLAA
  • Closing Remarks from SIA Chief Executive

Issue 105, February 2018- this link opens in a new window

 

SIA News

  • Book for the SIA Stakeholder Conference
  • Help us to improve our website
  • Buyers’ Leaflet
  • ACS Review - Phase Three

Business Matters

  • Security industry buyer-supplier relationship study

Licensing Matters

  • Explaining the licensing process

Enforcement Update

  • £10,000 confiscated from Sightguard Security Ltd director
  • Coventry security director found guilty for providing unlicensed security services

Upcoming Events

  • SIA Annual Stakeholder Conference
  • Security and Counter Terrorism Expo
  • Welfare and Vulnerability Training
  • CSE Awareness Workshop
  • Security Events Website