Regulatory Measures on UK Private Investigations to Private Investigator Essex of Essex

Regulatory Measures on UK Private Investigations to Private Investigator Essex of Essex

The government through the Home Secretary in 2013 indicated it plans to mandate the Security Industry Authority (SIA), under which Private Investigator Essex in Essex falls, with the task of regulating private investigation services. The plan of the government to see to the implementation of the statutory licensing of private Investigation activities by the next Parliament that commenced on May 2015 was announced by the Home office in December 2014. As of now, private investigation services licensing has not commenced.
The onus to see this law of regulating of private investigation services enforced falls on the Home Office who will do this through the SIA. 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 are those who will need a licence? (

Private Investigator Essex warn private investigator without a license will be in trouble once the licensing comes into force and the activities of private investigations that could be licensed are explained by the Private Security Industry Act 2001. In order to keep that definition updated, the Home Office plans to review it. 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.

  • gather the necessary details about an individual or the individual’s way about
  • Getting information about the situations in which, or means by which, property has been damaged or lost. Anyone involved in providing dwindled private investigation services will need a license
  • Managers, Supervisors, employees, employers and directors or partners of private investigation organizations are in included in it

There is no confirmation yet as to whether the Home Office also intends to come up with regulations for internal private investigations.
As used in the Private Security Industry Act, “director” is anyone who is an executive or non executive director in a company, a shadow director, parent company director or corporate entity holding a director’s position.
According to the Act, a license will not be required for the following activities.

  • activities conducted entirely for market research purposes
  • services to determine credit worthiness
  • expert activities of working solicitors and Barristers
  • professional services offered by accountants
  • professional services offered by journalists and newscasters, services to gather news by journalists and newscasters
  • undertakings entirely associated to records which are accessible to the public; documents to which an individual can access as well as published works
  • activities in which the person that is investigated has given permission or has the knowledge about it


Sanctions that will be issued for those that operate as an unlicensed private detective will be.

  • If found guilty by a Magistrate’s Court, Sheriff Court or District Court, a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of £5,000

Charges for engaging unlicensed personnel will be.

  • upon the immediate judgment of a Magistrate’s Court, District Court or Sheriff Court, a maximum sanction of six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000
  • upon judgment on accusation at Crown Court, High Court of Justiciary or Sheriff and jury trial, up to five years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine

Certified Private Investigator Essex is glad to declare that we have fulfilled all the criteria and tests and that we have done the required training and we are now license ready. All our current and future customers will benefit from this, as we intend to carry out a transition that will not disrupt our day to day business activities.
Please, contact us on 01323 660053 if you wish to have more information about Private Investigator Essex that are operating in Essex and other local areas – Ingatetstone, Abridge, Aldham and the remaining Essex locations included. If you want to check out our services and read the testimonials from our current clients, you can also come to our website at

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