Who will fill the licensing void?
The demise of the SIA will once more throw into doubt the licensing and regulation of the enforcement profession, writes Paul Sharpe
The government's announcement on 14 October of the abolition of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) as a non-departmental public body (NDPB) has created uncertainty not only for the security industry but also for the enforcement profession.
The SIA was due to assume responsibility for the licensing of all enforcement agents from 2012, but this latest development seems to have put a stop to this proposal.
While set to be replaced by some form of regulatory system, the SIA has been quick to...