12/16/2006: "UK Private Investigator Blog - "SIA Licensing""
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is responsible for the new licensing of the security industry (security guards, bouncers etc). And they've recently taken a few security companies to court because theyve not yet got licenses for their employees and they've been sending them to work.
The average penalties are £1000 fines per person working unlicensed and an assortment of other fines.
Hopefully there aren't many security companies operating without a license in the UK anymore.