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Pubs have one week left to respond to Government consultation on security staff

By Adam Pescod , 08-Jan-2013

Doorstaff: licensees have a week left to respond to consultation on future of security industry

Doorstaff: licensees have a week left to respond to consultation on future of security industry

Licensees have one week left to respond to a consultation on the regulation of the private security industry which will have implications on their doorstaff.

The Home Office is seeking views on the new proposals under which security firms will be responsible for ensuring that the required checks on individuals are carried out.
It means that licensees will have to show more due diligence in checking that their doorstaff suppliers are properly registered under the new regime.
Individual criminality checks will still be carried out by a new independent regulator which will take on the functions of the current Security Industry Authority (SIA). A separate consultation will be launched in due course on how the SIA is to be reorganised.
All individuals who are currently licensed by the SIA will have to confirm their status on the register to complete the new licensing process, with the criteria and conditions for registration to be set by the new independent regulator.
The closing date for the consultation is Tuesday 15 January and it can be accessed via the Home Office website .