The future regulatory regime for the private security industry has moved a step forward with the publication on 5th September of the results of the Home Office consultation.
The majority of respondents are in favour of the introduction of Business Licensing and the transfer of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) to an industry led Hallmark Scheme. The individual licensing of In House Security personnel was also given majority support. Unfortunately, the missing piece is still the date on which primary legislation would be put before Parliament to enable the enforcement of business licensing.
We will keep you updated as more news emerges.