The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has responded positively to announcements that the SIA has been removed from the Public Bodies Bill, claiming that the move will bring a more considered approach to the future of security industry regulation.
James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA, comments: “We are pleased that this amendment to the Public Bodies Bill has been agreed, not least because this allows the industry to work to a more appropriate timetable to determine – in conjunction with the regulator – the best form of future regulation.”
“A considered approach is essential to the future of regulation in our industry, and the removal of the SIA from the list of quangos to be abolished now means that the industry and the regulator can work together more effectively to get the right solution and achieve the best possible result for BSIA members.”
The BSIA was instrumental in the establishment of the Security Alliance, a single-issue body formed in response to the Government’s earlier announcement that the SIA would be abolished, which has also welcomed this latest development.
The future of the SIA and security industry regulation as a whole will now be dealt with in a separate piece of primary legislation.
The British Security Industry Association is the trade association covering all aspects of the professional security industry in the UK. Its members provide over 70% of UK security products and services and adhere to strict quality standards.