10/15/2009: "UK Private Investigator Blog - "PIs to be licensed in 2011""
It's been announced that the UK government has set the date for licensing of private investigators and other related industries as October 2011. It's not the first time a deadline has been issued. There was one in 2003 and one in 2006, both of which were abandoned near the deadline.
The only difference this time is that the security industry has been licensed. That covers security guards and bouncers and other such activities. There's also some rumours of parts of the 2011 licensing being dropped as the industry they cover is too small to warrant the paper work and expense.
In other news, there's to be a Royal Mail strike on Thursday and Friday. Obviously, this will have an effect in my business and everyone else's. I'll just have to wait until the following Monday to write to persons I have located to confirm it is indeed them and get them back intouch.