Stakeholders: external bodies: Security Industry Authority
The Security Industry Authority (web) (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. They are an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Their purpose is to regulate the private security industry effectively; to reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service. Their remit covers the United Kingdom.
They have two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.
There is a Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 308KB) (MOU) in place which outlines the arrangements and obligations for the sharing of information between HMRC and the SIA:
All information requests from staff in SI to SIA must follow the procedure and go through the RIS Team as they act as the Single Point of Contact for all such requests.
Specimen request forms for exchanges of data between HMRC and the SIA are contained within the appendices of the MOU.
No informal approach for information from the SIA should be made as this could constitute an offence under Section 19 of the CRCA.