The Home Office has launched proposals for a new regulatory regime around the UK’s private security industry.
Department is seeking views on the government’s preferred option for reforming the directive, a phased transition to a business regulation regime.
“The aim of the government’s recommended proposal is for more efficient and cost effective regulation,” Bill Butler, pictured, said in a video message to the industry. “To continue to reduce criminality, protect the public and improve standards.”
“We want to ensure that before committing to any action, we have listened to your views [and] identified all the relevant issues before committing to any action,” Butler said. “This is why we encourage everyone who is involved in private security, at whatever level, to take part in the consultation. It’s your industry and this is an opportunity for you to have a say on its future direction.”
The consultation paper is available on the Home Office website: HERE
The consultation closes on 15 January 2013.