Regulation of UK Private Detectives For Private Investigator Sale in Greater Manchester

Regulation of UK Private Detectives For Private Investigator Sale in Greater Manchester

In 2013, the Home Secretary made an announcement of the Government’s target for the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to manage private inspection activities which include Private Investigator Sale in Greater Manchester. In December 2014, another announcement was made by the Home Office saying that the Government expects the establishment of a statutory licensing of private inspection activities to come into force as quickly as possible during the next Parliamentary session, which started in May 2015. The certification of private detectives, however, still didn’t begin in the UK.
The SIA and the Home Office continue to work together since the latter is responsible for regulating private investigations. The SIA will cooperate with the safety industry to keep the “Get Licensed” criteria up to date while they wait for regulation to begin and they will keep on publishing at large additional information about the suggested regulation of private detectives. Immediately the SIA arrives at a conclusion with the Home Office about possible timings, this would be revealed too.

Who will need a licence? (

Private Investigator Sale ( ask where to get a private investigator license? The licensable activities of private investigations are defined in the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and a license can be obtained through a reputable training institution. The above given definition would be reviewed by the Home Office, in the bid to ensure that it is still relevant to the course. That means that any questions about the particularities of the activities that will be licensable in the coming times should be addressed to the Home Office.
The act states that any private investigator or private detective will require a licence from the SIA if they are to engage in inquiries, surveillance or investigations that are conducted with the intention of.

  • Collecting information about a specific person or about the activities or whereabouts of a specific person
  • gather the details about the conditions upon which properties were lost or damaged A license will be needed by any person who carries out private investigation services under contract
  • Staff, employees, directors, managers, inspectors, or partners of private investigation firms all fall under this rule

It is unsure if the Home Office will also want us to adjust ‘in-house’ private investigations.
For the purposes of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the term “director” refers to the executive, and non-executive directors, parent company directors, shadow directors and corporate entities holding a directorship.
The Act provides that a license will not be needed for these activities.

  • services only concentrating on market research
  • activities particularly concerned with a credit check
  • professional activities of practicing barristers and solicitors
  • expert activities of practising accountants
  • professional engagements of broadcasters and journalists and other activities used to gather information for them
  • undertakings entirely associated to records which are accessible to the public; documents to which an individual can access as well as published works
  • investigations that the subject is aware of and to which he agrees


When one works as a private investigator without the necessary license, he will be given the following penalties.

  • The biggest punishment of six months imprisonment and / or a fine no bigger than £5,000, after summary conviction at a Magistrate’s Court, Sheriff Court or District Court

Sanctions for providing for unlicensed personnel will be.

  • A fine of £5,000 or a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment is given when the person is convicted by a Sheriff Court, District Court or a Magistrates Court.
  • If found guilty at Crown Court, High Court of Justice or Sheriff and jury trial, an unlimited fine and/or a sentence of up to five years in prison

It is the delight of Licence ready Private Investigator Sale to inform the public that we are now license ready, after attending all the trainings involved and scaling through all the mapped examinations and criteria. For our existing clients and prospective customers this can only be exciting news as our operations will be uninterrupted and it will be business as usual.
Please give us a call on 0161 977 0013 if you are interested in finding out more about Private Investigator Sale who is located in Sale and covers local areas including, Shevington, Royton, Urmston, and the rest of Greater Manchester. You could also visit us on our website, to learn about the different services we offer and to also learn about some of the satisfying experiences we have given our clients.

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