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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in night-time economy

Private security industry regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security personnel and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicked off on Monday 17 June,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court
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Suspended Cardiff door supervisor pleads guilty to working while unlicensed

On Wednesday 12 June, Alan Blake (35) of Cardiff pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court to working as a door supervisor despite having had his licence suspended following a conviction for criminal damage at Glamorgan Valley Magistrates’ Court on 19 April...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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Repeat offender Luton security boss pleads guilty to working without SIA licence

On Tuesday 4 June in Luton, Robert Dass pleaded guilty to two counts of working as an unlicensed security director and security manager contrary to the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) brought the prosecution...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
Paisley Sheriff Court
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G.W.E Security Ltd pleads guilty to providing unlicensed security officer in Glasgow

On Friday 31 May, G.W.E Security Ltd pleaded guilty at Paisley Sheriff Court to supplying an unlicensed security officer for a construction site at Westmuir Street in Glasgow. The operations manager of G.W.E Security, David Scott, also pleaded guilty. The company was fined £1,350...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Cordant Security enhances ACS audit score from 142 to 161 following latest inspection

Cordant Security has successfully increased its Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) score from 142 to 161 in the wake of the company’s most recent audit. In years gone by, Cordant Security regularly scored in the 140s, which is a significant...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Incentive Lynx introduces elite team of relief cover security officers for client base

Incentive Lynx, the specialist security arm operating within the Incentive FM Group, has set up a dedicated team of relief cover officers to ensure that the quality of service delivery provided by its core teams is never compromised when individuals are off sick or on holiday....
Posted On 21 May 2019
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No-show Birmingham door supervisor fined £600 and charged court costs of £7,815.56

On Monday 29 April, Birmingham resident John Mendy was found guilty (in his absence) at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Mendy was fined £600 and required to pay court costs of £7,815. He incurred this significant fine and court costs for ignoring three formal requests from...
Posted On 07 May 2019
Luton Magistrates' Court
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Door supervisor sent to prison in wake of being caught with photocopied licence 

A Bedfordshire door supervisor has been sent to prison after being found working with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Norris Dennis, 60, was sentenced at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 April to 20 weeks’ immediate imprisonment. He had...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Former Telford security training director jailed for falsifying industry qualifications

On Friday 29 March, Shamin Uddin – former director of the SAS Training Academy Ltd in Telford, Shropshire – was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court to eight months’ imprisonment for falsifying examination papers for individuals seeking to gain a Security...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019