Impact Assessments

An Impact Assessment (previously known as a Regulatory Impact Assessment, or 'RIA') is an important exercise that helps determine the most appropriate way to implement regulation. Impact Assesments are designed to assess the costs and benefits of new proposals for addressing regulation issues, and facilitate the development of creative, flexible and informed policies.

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Consultation on a future regulatory regime for the private security industry

Published:
November 2012
Size:
36 pages / 187kb
Content:
The Home Office is seeking views on the Government’s preferred option for reforming the regulation of the private security industry – a phased transition to a business regulation regime.
Targeting:
Security suppliers, employees of those companies, security buyers, law enforcement agencies and anyone with an interest in the private security industry.
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Top-up Training for Door Supervisors - A Consultation Paper

Published:
December 2009
Size:
32 pages / 484kb
Content:
This document is the Impact Assessment for the proposal that Door Supervisors have top-up training at the point of re-licensing. It is seeking opinion on whether the proposed training is necessary and proportionate.
Targeting:
individuals or companies operating as security providers, particularly within the night-time economy. It is also aimed at purchasers of these services; such as owners of pubs, clubs and bars. It may also be of interest to members of the public.

Impact Assessment of Regulations to Implement the PSI Act 2001 in respect of Private Investigators and Precognition Agents

Published:
September 2008
Size:
14 pages / 114kb
Content:
The interim Impact Assessment of implementing the Private Security Industry Act 2001 in respect of private investigators and precognition agents confirms Ministers' intention to develop competency-based licensing, subject to agreement by Parliament.
Targeting:
This document is aimed at individuals or companies operating within the private investigation or precognition agent sectors, their associations, agencies and forums. It is also aimed at purchasers of these services; such as insurance companies and the leg
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Regulation to Implement the Private Security Industry Act 2001 in Respect of the Private Investigation and Precognition Agents - Response to Consultation

Published:
May 2008
Size:
30 pages / 141kb
Content:
Relates to the 'Regulations to Implement the Private Security Industry Act 2001 in respect of Private Investigation and Precognition Agents' consultation. Provides background, a response summary, detailed responses to specific questions and next steps.
Targeting:
This document is aimed at individuals or companies operating within the Private Investigation or Precognition Agent sectors, their Associations, Agencies and Forums. It is also aimed at purchasers of these services; such as insurance companies and the leg
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Regulation of Enforcement Agents: Response to Consultation

Published:
March 2008
Size:
34 pages / 153kb
Content:
Relates to the 'Regulation of Enforcement Agents Consultation Paper'. Contains a summary of responses and answers specific questions raised. It outlines the options for regulating bailiffs and recommends regulation in England and Wales by the SIA.
Targeting:
The document is aimed at Enforcement Agents and their Associations, Agencies and Forums, as well as key interested parties such as The Enforcement Law Reform Group, Citizens Advice and the Civil Court Users Association. However, SIA stakeholders, industry
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Impact Assessment of Reduction of Annual Registration Fee for the Approved Contractor Scheme

Published:
August 2007
Size:
8 pages / 60kb
Content:
This document is published in connection with the Private Security Industry Act 2001 Regulations (Amendment) Regulations 2007, which reduce the annual fee that an approved contractor must pay for each of its employees who carry out licensable activity.
Targeting:
Companies providing security services, employees of those companies, suppliers of services to security firms and anyone with an interest in the private security industry.
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Regulations to Implement the Private Security Industry Act 2001 in Respect of Private Investigation and Precognition Agents

Published:
August 2007
Size:
76 pages / 820kb
Content:
Options for the future regulation of private investigation activities and precognition agents. These range from doing nothing and allowing one or both sectors to continue to self-regulate, to implementing a licensing scheme with competency requirements.
Targeting:
Individuals or companies operating within the Private Investigation or Precognition Agent sectors, their associations, agencies and forums. Also aimed at purchasers of these services and public or private sector organisations with an interest.
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Updated Regulatory Impact Assessment to Reflect New Licence Application Fee and Charges

Published:
March 2007
Size:
30 pages / 434kb
Content:
This updated RIA is published for information purposes to transparently show the case for the licence application fee increase and the impact of the fee increase on the private security industry and on the objectives of the licensing scheme.
Targeting:
SIA stakeholders, industry players and their employees; anyone working in or with an interest in the private security industry, customers within the industry; the SIA's partners and suppliers; other government departments and the general public.
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Regulation of Enforcement Agents Consultation Paper

Published:
January 2007
Size:
38 pages / 161kb
Content:
Sets out the options for the future regulation of enforcement agents and gives a clear indication of The Department of Constitutional Affairs' preference of regulation by the SIA. The document seeks views on the evidence presented on all the options.
Targeting:
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Proposals to Regulate the Private Security Industry in Northern Ireland

Published:
November 2006
Size:
16 pages / 113kb
Content:
This publication provides details of how licensing will affect the private security industry in Northern Ireland.
Targeting:
SIA stakeholders, industry players and their employees; anyone working in or with an interest in the private security industry, customers within the industry in the UK; the SIA's partners and suppliers; other government departments and the general public.
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Full Regulatory Impact Assessment on Security Guards at Sports and Other Events

Published:
November 2006
Size:
47 pages / 335kb
Content:
This publication gives details of how security guards at sports and other events are affected by the Private Security Industry Act 2001.
Targeting:
Sports and events organisers; organisations representing the private security industry; police representative bodies; relevant local authority organisations; and a wide variety of other organisations with an interest in the sports and events sector.
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Regulatory Impact Assessment on Security Guards at Sports and Other Events: Analysis of Responses

Published:
November 2006
Size:
29 pages / 162kb
Content:
This document summarises the findings of the 'Full Regulatory Impact Assessment on Security Guards at Sports and Other Events' (see above).
Targeting:
Sports and events organisers; organisations representing the private security industry; police representative bodies; relevant local authority organisations; and a wide variety of other organisations with an interest in the sports and events sector.
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Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment on Security Guards at Sports and Other Events

Published:
March 2006
Size:
36 pages / 846kb
Content:
This document considers the options available for applying the Act to security staff at sports and other events, sets out the Government's views on the options, and seeks comments on issues related to implementation.
Targeting:
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Full Regulatory Impact Assessment for the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme

Published:
February 2006
Size:
48 pages / 555kb
Content:
This publication sets out how the Approved Contractor Scheme is to be implemented in light of feedback received during consultation.
Targeting:
The RIA is aimed at companies providing security services, employees of those companies, suppliers of services to security firms and generally anyone with an interest in the private security industry.
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Full Regulatory Impact Assessment Door Supervisors & Vehicle Immobilisers (Version 3)

Published:
March 2005
Size:
29 pages / 295kb
Content:
This document supersedes Part 1 of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Respondents Pack that was published in January 2004.
Targeting:
Anyone within the door supervision or vehicle immobilising sectors of the private security industry, SIA stakeholders, those with a vested interest in the future of the security industry, local authorities; industry players and their employees; customers.
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Full Regulatory Impact Assessment for Manned Guards & Keyholders

Published:
February 2005
Size:
46 pages / 411kb
Content:
This publication gives details of how licensing will affect the security guarding and key holding industry. The document should be read in conjunction with the 'Analysis of Responses' document (see below).
Targeting:
SIA stakeholders, industry players and their employees; anyone working in or with an interest in the private security industry, customers within the industry; the SIA's partners and suppliers; other government departments and the general public.
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Regulatory Impact Assessment for Manned Guards & Keyholders: Analysis of Responses

Published:
February 2005
Size:
22 pages / 156kb
Content:
This document summarises the responses to the Regulatory Impact Assessment for manned guards and keyholders. The document should be read in conjunction with the RIA full RIA (see above).
Targeting:
SIA stakeholders, industry players and their employees; anyone working in or with an interest in the private security industry, customers within the industry; the SIA's partners and suppliers; other government departments and the general public.
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Regulation of the Private Security Industry in Scotland - Regulatory Impact Assessment

Published:
November 2004
Size:
10 pages / 65kb
Content:
This publication provides details of how licensing will affect the private security industry in Scotland.
Targeting:
SIA stakeholders, industry players and their employees; anyone working in or with an interest in the private security industry, customers within the industry; the SIA's partners and suppliers; other government departments and the general public.
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Regulatory Impact Assessment Respondents Pack

Published:
January 2004
Size:
50 pages / 294kb
Content:
Part 1 (pages 1-21) contains the Impact Assessment for door supervisors and vehicle immobilisers. Part 2 (pages 22-39) contains an analysis of responses to the consultation. Part 3 (pages 40-50) contains the SIA's reply to respondents' comments.
Targeting:
Anyone within the door supervision or vehicle immobilising sectors of the private security industry, SIA stakeholders, those with a vested interest in the future of the security industry, local authorities; industry players and their employees; customers.
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Private Security Industry: Further Consultation on Proposals to Regulate the Industry

Published:
July 2003
Size:
32 pages / 301kb
Content:
Details of the proposed licensing scheme for door supervisors and vehicle immobilisers. Includes: the requirements of regulation; identity, criminal and competency checks; the application process; the application fee.
Targeting:
Any individual or organisation within the door supervision or vehicle immobilising sectors of the private security industry, who may wish to feedback comments about the licensing of those sectors to the Home Office.