SIA cuts licence fees

By Michelle Perrett

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SIA cuts licence fees
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is reducing its charges to individuals and businesses from next month as part of its commitment to driving down costs.

From 1 January 2012, licences for individual doorstaff will be reduced from £245 to £220. The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences. Doorstaff applying for a discounted second licence after this date will pay 50% of the reduced fee.
Current fee levels have been held since 2007 and the SIA claims it has reduced the costs further as a result of both Government austerity measures and continuing improvements to working practices.

SIA Chairman Ruth Henig said: “We are very aware of the challenges faced by both businesses and licensed individuals in this difficult climate.

“We are committed to driving down costs in the new regime and this is the first step in that process.”
Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone said: “The Government has set a clear challenge to all its agencies and other bodies to ensure they are proving the best possible value for money.
“So I have been very impressed to hear how the SIA has been working to improve its practices and processes to ensure that they are as efficient as possible."

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