Regulatory Measures on UK Private Investigations to Private Investigator Stafford of Staffordshire

Regulatory Measures on UK Private Investigations to Private Investigator Stafford of Staffordshire

The government through the Home Secretary in 2013 indicated it plans to mandate the Security Industry Authority (SIA), under which Private Investigator Stafford in Staffordshire falls, with the task of regulating private investigation services. In the month of December 2014, the government through the Home Office announced plans to have statutory licenses for private instigations come into effect at the earliest possible opportunity in the next session of parliament that was to commence in May of 2015. But in the UK, the private investigators’ licensing has not yet been implemented.
The SIA will continue to work with the Home Office, which has the authority for presenting the management of the private examination sector. The “Get licensed” criteria will be updated before the date for the regulation, through their collaboration with the security industry, while they will also disseminate further information about the plan to regulate private investigations. Information on likely timings will also be provided by the SIA once these are agreed with the Home Office.

Who are those who require a licence? (

Private Investigator Stafford 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. There are plans to review the defined activities by the Home Office so that they remain in line with the intended purpose. Any queries on particular activities and their being licensable or not should therefore be addressed to officials of the Home Office.
According to license an SIA license is necessary for private investigators and private detectives if involved in any observation, investigations or inquiries that are carried out for the purposes of.

  • gaining information about a specific person or about that specific person’s location or activities
  • gathering details on the manner or how possessions went missing or destroyed, investigators who offer private investigation services will need a license
  • Staff, employees, directors, managers, inspectors, or partners of private investigation firms all fall under this rule

There is no confirmation yet as to whether the Home Office also intends to come up with regulations for internal private investigations.
According to the Private Security Industry Act of 2001, the term director refers to non executive as well as executive directors along with directors of a parent company, shadow directors and even corporate bodies that have directorship.
According to the Act, a license will not be required for the following activities.

  • services only concentrating on market research
  • credit check related activities
  • practicing barristers and solicitors’ professional activities
  • professional services offered by accountants
  • professional undertakings by journalists and broadcasters, and actions solely connected to gathering information for use in broadcasting and journalism
  • activities with direct link to reference to registers accessible to the public, published works, and records and registers which a person is authorised to access
  • activities carried out with the knowledge or assent of the subject of the inspection


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

  • having been convicted at a District Court, Sherriff’s Court or a Magistrate’s Court, the maximum penalty will be imprisonment for 6 months and / or fine not exceeding 5000 pounds

The sanction for supplying unregistered staff will be.

  • The biggest punishment of six months imprisonment and / or a fine of up to £5,000, after summary conviction at a Magistrate’s Court, Sheriff Court or District Court
  • A fine of unlimited degree or a five years imprisonment will be given when the person is convicted upon indictment at a Sheriff and jury trial, High Court of Justiciary or a Crown Court

License ready Private Investigator Stafford we are happy to declare that we have taken all the recommended training and have passed all the standards and tests and are now available for the license. What this implies to our current and future clients is that there will be no disruption of services during the shift.
For more information regarding Private Investigator Stafford in Stafford and the surrounding areas of Great Haywood, Stafford, Hixon and the rest of Staffordshire, please contact us on 01785 750034. You can also view our services and get more information and reviews from our current customers by visiting

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