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SIA Revoked Licence List

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Nauman Farooq

Dec 15, 2023

Read time : 6 mins

Table of contents

Introduction
SIA Revoked Licence List
SIA Revoked Licence List: 2021 vs. 2022
When Does the SIA Suspend a Licence?
Some Offences That Can Cause the Suspension of an SIA Licence
How to Check If My SIA Licence Is Revoked?
What Happens If My SIA Licence Gets Suspended?
Am I Allowed to Work If I Appeal the Revoking of My Licence?
FAQs
Wrap Up
Most Common SIA Licences
Relevant SIA Security Courses for SIA Licences

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) follows a rigorous process for issuing SIA licences, including strict criminal checks to ensure only the right individuals get the licences. However, SIA has the authority to take your licence back or revoke your SIA licence for several reasons. It’s because SIA continuously strives to ensure that licence holders are not abusing the system and everything is in place. So if you no longer meet our licensing criteria set by SIA, your licence will likely be revoked. SIA publishes an annual SIA Revoked Licence List containing the total number of licences suspended and revoked in a year.

According to SIA, in 2022, SIA suspended 954 licences and revoked 1,260.
 

In this blog, I’ll discuss the SIA revoked licence list. Furthermore, I’ll also discuss suspending and revoking your SIA licence in detail.

SIA Revoked Licence List

Every year, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) releases the total number of licences that have been revoked and suspended. The latest report was published on 20th January 2023, reporting numbers from 2022. However, the report for the year 2023 is expected to be published in the early months of 2024.

  • To check the number of SIA licences suspended and revoked in 2022, click here.
  • To check the number of SIA licences suspended and revoked in 2021, click here.

SIA Revoked Licence List: 2021 vs. 2022

 

Licences Suspended

Licences Revoked

2021

820 

940 

2022

954

1,260

When Does the SIA Suspend a Licence?

As SIA strives to ensure safety, in most cases, SIA will suspend a licence if public safety is under threat because of the licence holder. The major reason is if the holder commits an offence that comes under the category of a “Serious Offence”.

In the blog, “What are the SIA Criminal Checks?” I’ve talked about serious offences. Read this blog to learn about serious offences.

More precisely, SIA will revoke your licence if the holder:

  • has applied for the licence using a fraudulent identity and/or using fraudulent documents.
  • has allowed others to use their licence to engage in licensable conduct.
  • does not have the qualifications they have claimed on the application.
  • falls into the ‘Automatic Refusal’ category of SIA licence criteria, upon the expiration of your sentence restrictions,
  • does not have the right to work in the UK (Being a director of a UK-registered company is an exemption).

Other than these conditions, SIA reserves the right to revoke a licence if the holder:

  • breaches the SIA licence criteria.
  • breaks any of the licence conditions.
  • does not do the training SIA asks for.
  • falls into the ‘Consider Additional Factors’ category of SIA licence criteria, upon the expiration of your sentence restrictions,
  • is not a fit and proper person to hold a licence as per SIA’s evaluation

Some Offences That Can Cause the Suspension of an SIA Licence

The following offences can result in suspending your SIA licence, though other offences may apply.

  • Terrorism
  • Murder
  • Assault occasioning bodily harm, including actual or grievous assault.
  • Possession of indecent photographs of children
  • Restriction of production and supply of controlled drugs
  • Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape

How to Check If My SIA Licence Is Revoked?

For any reason, if SIA decides to revoke your licence, they will send you a letter to inform you about it. In the letter, you can also check why your licence was revoked. Once you receive a letter, you must respond within 21 days.

Alternatively…

You can also use a SIA licence checker tool to find information about the status of your current SIA licence. Read our blog, “A Comprehensive Guide to the SIA Licence Checker”, to learn about a SIA licence checker.

What Happens If My SIA Licence Gets Suspended?

If your SIA licence gets suspended, you won’t be allowed to work legally in any licensable sector. Though suspension of your licence is a temporary measure taken by SIA to reevaluate their decision, the licence suspension will take effect immediately. Upon your licence suspension, you’ll have 21 days to exercise your right of appeal to a Magistrates’ Court or Sheriff Court.

Your licence will remain suspended until the SIA resolves the issue, even if the mistake was theirs.

Am I Allowed to Work If I Appeal the Revoking of My Licence?

Yes, you will be allowed to work, as your licence remains valid during the appeal process. However, you won’t be allowed to continue working if your licence has been suspended.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens if I don’t respond to the letter from SIA?
If you do not respond to the letter you receive from SIA within 21 days, your licence will be revoked. In that case, you will get an extension of 21 days to appeal to a Magistrates’ Court or Sheriff Court.

Can I get my SIA licence back if it’s been revoked?
When your SIA licence is revoked, you have the right to lodge an appeal to a Magistrates’ Court or Sheriff Court within 21 days. The court will then hear your case, and if you successfully defend it, you can get your SIA licence back.

Wrap Up

Getting your SIA licence revoked or suspended is a big deal, as you won’t be legally allowed to work in the licensable sector. While you carry out the licence application process, try to be very careful and don’t miss out on any requirements that may result in having your licence suspended or revoked.

Remember, SIA licence suspension is not a punishment for you; it’s a temporary measure SIA takes to look into your case. However, you won’t be allowed to work until you get back your licence.

Most Common SIA Licences

SIA issues various SIA Licences for different security jobs. Some of the most popular SIA licences are:

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