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Security Guards: Licensing

Question for Home Office

UIN 131399, tabled on 17 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to temporarily waive the fee for Security Industry Authority applications to support people working in the security sector.

Answered on

15 January 2021

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is a fee funded Executive Non-Departmental Public Body, established under the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA) 2001 as the regulator of the private security industry.

The fees are fixed in accordance with the Private Security Industry Act 2001, which sets out that the SIA should set its application fees at a level suitable to cover costs incurred to deliver its activities. There are currently no plans to temporarily waive the fee for SIA’s licence applications.

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