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Whatever happened to business licensing?

For those in the Security Industry the whole issue of Business Licensing is a bit of a mystery.  Trumpeted by the SIA as a key development that was to be in place by April 2015, Business Licensing was meant to add further discipline and rigour to the whole industry.

However, the deadline came and went, and now the whole concept seems to have been dropped altogether and indeed it has disappeared from the SIA website.  So what has happened? The SIA previously announced that it would happen after the General Election, but that was some time ago and as far as e are aware there are no plans to move towards it at the moment. The general consensus from our client base is that it would be a good development for the industry as a whole, but at the moment there does not seem to be the political will for it to happen.