Joint Security Industry Council News

IPSA in favour of security industry unity

  IPSA remains wholeheartedly in support of the Security Alliance The recent press release and article from the Chairman of the Joint Security Industry Council (JSIC) has opened the discussion not just for who is providing representation to the Government on licensing, but also long term collaboration by the industry.The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) believes that whilst there is indeed an opportunity for JSIC to be a part of the future of regulation in the UK...

JSIC highlights the need for a single representative body for all sectors of the private security industry

  JSIC is as originally intended a single representative body that can speak for the security industry with government The leak in September 2010 of an imminent government announcement that the Security Industry Authority (SIA) would be axed in the current round of planned expenditure cuts caused the security industry manned guarding interests to reel in shock. The demise of a number of quangoes and other non-departmental public bodies was threatened and in many cases subsequently conf...

IPSA welcomes decision to retain licensing in the security industry

IPSA is also in discussion with purchasers of security servicesThe International Professional Security Association (IPSA) welcomes the Government decision to retain licensing in the security industry, albeit with some changes as to how it is to be regulated. Indeed, as disclosures in the press show, the Government has had a change of heart on licensing, with in some cases press releases changing by the hour, and the industry can be proud of what it has achieved in recent weeks. On behalf of its...