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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the additional cost to small businesses of abolishing the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192168 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has published an impact assessment outlining the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) and introduction of the new provision of health assessments and occupational health advice available at the following link: </p><p>&lt;<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2014/9780111108468/impacts</a>&gt;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on alternative models of compensating small businesses for sickness absence after the abolition of the percentage threshold scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Government believes that reinvesting savings from the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme to establish the Health and Work Service is the most effective means of targeting public funds to tackle sickness absence. The Health and Work Service will reduce the length of sickness absence and offers a more proactive approach to sickness absence management. Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the Health and Work Service.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered an alternative approach along the lines of restricting access to a reimbursement scheme to employers with fewer than five employees. However, this was discounted because it resulted in additional burdens on employers and additional Statutory Sick Pay reimbursement costs for the state<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of small businesses to manage sickness absence of abolishing the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192158 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>The SSP Percentage Threshold Scheme compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence but an independent review of sickness absence[1] found it does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the Review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the obstacles preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. It will be funded from the savings made from the abolition of the PTS and will provide a more proactive way to manage sickness absence. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Small businesses are least likely to have access to occupational health services, and will benefit from having access to occupational health assessments and advice through the HWS.</p><p> </p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) <em>Health at work - and independent review of sickness absence.</em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
43216
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of older and disabled workers to find work as a result of the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme for recovering statutory sick pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 192157 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Statutory Sick Pay Percentage Threshold Scheme is not linked to finding work, rather it compensates employers with high levels of sickness absence. An independent review of sickness absence[1] found that this scheme does nothing to tackle the causes of absence. As a result, the Government accepted a recommendation in the review to abolish the Percentage Threshold Scheme. The Government also accepted a recommendation to establish a Service (now known as the Health and Work Service) to offer specialist occupational health assessment and advice to employers, employees and GPs. The Service is designed to reduce the costs of sickness absence for employers by addressing the issues preventing a return to work, and supporting employees back to work as quickly as appropriate. </p><p> </p><p>We consider that the creation of the Health and Work Service, funded by the abolition of the Percentage Threshold Scheme, will enable sickness absence to be better managed and improve the employment prospects of all employees, including older and disabled workers.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>[1] Black, C. and Frost, D (2011) Health at work - and independent review of sickness absen</p><br /> <p />
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
93343
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many organisations that applied to be approved as community rehabilitation companies have had their applications approved to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 210603 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government has established 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to deliver rehabilitation services in England and Wales. These companies, which began operation on 1 June 2014, are currently being managed within the public sector. Last year, we announced a competition to establish the future owners of the 21 CRCs.</p><p> </p><p>We have over 80 bids and look to have a healthy competition in all contract package areas, with an average of four bidders per area. All Tier 1 bidders have experience in working with offenders or across the wider criminal justice system. More than half of the bidders contain Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise or mutual components as part of the top tier or an equity holder – and in nearly every contract area there is at least one such bidder. The successful bidders will be announced by the end of 2014 and we are on track to implement these important reforms by 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Thirty out of a potential 35 lead bidders passed the first stage of the competition – the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.</p><p> </p><p>This list of bidders can be found at the following link: <a title="https://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation/competition" href="https://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation/competition" target="_blank">https://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation/competition</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210602 more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:49:31.948424Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:49:31.948424Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
93346
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many different organisations made applications to be approved as community rehabilitation companies to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 210602 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government has established 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to deliver rehabilitation services in England and Wales. These companies, which began operation on 1 June 2014, are currently being managed within the public sector. Last year, we announced a competition to establish the future owners of the 21 CRCs.</p><p> </p><p>We have over 80 bids and look to have a healthy competition in all contract package areas, with an average of four bidders per area. All Tier 1 bidders have experience in working with offenders or across the wider criminal justice system. More than half of the bidders contain Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise or mutual components as part of the top tier or an equity holder – and in nearly every contract area there is at least one such bidder. The successful bidders will be announced by the end of 2014 and we are on track to implement these important reforms by 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Thirty out of a potential 35 lead bidders passed the first stage of the competition – the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.</p><p> </p><p>This list of bidders can be found at the following link: <a title="https://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation/competition" href="https://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation/competition" target="_blank">https://www.justice.gov.uk/transforming-rehabilitation/competition</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 210603 more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:49:31.7140442Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:49:31.7140442Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
63427
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Marriage Certificates: Mothers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to allow the mothers of brides and grooms to be named on marriage certificates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 201690 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>We are currently considering how the information contained in the marriage <br>entry can be updated to reflect changes since the coming into force of the <br>Registration of Marriages Regulations 1986, as well as the most suitable <br>opportunity for doing so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T14:47:35.1539938Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T14:47:35.1539938Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
89746
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Security Guards: Licensing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department provides support to people with (a) disability and (b) other special needs in meeting the cost of acquiring a Security Industry Authority licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 207499 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The fee for an individual Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence to conduct private investigations has not yet been confirmed. However, the SIA remains committed to minimising its costs and, in turn, the fees it charges, to ensure they are proportionate to the services provided. Indeed, the cost of an SIA three-year individual licence for designated private security industry sectors was reduced from £245 to £220 in January 2012 to reflect the reduced unit costs of processing applications.<br><br>Any changes made to the SIA’s licensing regime are subject to the principles of Managing Public Money and Her Majesty's Treasury and Home Office Ministers’ approval. As a public sector body the SIA has a duty to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, including ensuring it does not discriminate against any applicants with protected characteristics, including those with disabilities. <br><br>Under the provisions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the SIA is responsible for licensing individuals who operate in designated sectors of the private security industry. If the SIA is made aware of companies deploying individuals without appropriate individual licences it would pursue the company under its enforcement strategy and prosecute any responsible individuals under the provisions of the Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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207498 more like this
207500 more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T16:26:32.4676551Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T16:26:32.4676551Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
89752
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Security Guards: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of whether the cost of acquiring the Security Industry Authority licence acts as a barrier to people entering the private investigation trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 207498 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The fee for an individual Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence to conduct private investigations has not yet been confirmed. However, the SIA remains committed to minimising its costs and, in turn, the fees it charges, to ensure they are proportionate to the services provided. Indeed, the cost of an SIA three-year individual licence for designated private security industry sectors was reduced from £245 to £220 in January 2012 to reflect the reduced unit costs of processing applications.<br><br>Any changes made to the SIA’s licensing regime are subject to the principles of Managing Public Money and Her Majesty's Treasury and Home Office Ministers’ approval. As a public sector body the SIA has a duty to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, including ensuring it does not discriminate against any applicants with protected characteristics, including those with disabilities. <br><br>Under the provisions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the SIA is responsible for licensing individuals who operate in designated sectors of the private security industry. If the SIA is made aware of companies deploying individuals without appropriate individual licences it would pursue the company under its enforcement strategy and prosecute any responsible individuals under the provisions of the Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
207499 more like this
207500 more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T16:26:32.5457938Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T16:26:32.5457938Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
89753
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Security Guards: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to tackle the problem of companies offering bogus or limited alternatives to the Security Industry Authority licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield remove filter
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 207500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The fee for an individual Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence to conduct private investigations has not yet been confirmed. However, the SIA remains committed to minimising its costs and, in turn, the fees it charges, to ensure they are proportionate to the services provided. Indeed, the cost of an SIA three-year individual licence for designated private security industry sectors was reduced from £245 to £220 in January 2012 to reflect the reduced unit costs of processing applications.<br><br>Any changes made to the SIA’s licensing regime are subject to the principles of Managing Public Money and Her Majesty's Treasury and Home Office Ministers’ approval. As a public sector body the SIA has a duty to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, including ensuring it does not discriminate against any applicants with protected characteristics, including those with disabilities. <br><br>Under the provisions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the SIA is responsible for licensing individuals who operate in designated sectors of the private security industry. If the SIA is made aware of companies deploying individuals without appropriate individual licences it would pursue the company under its enforcement strategy and prosecute any responsible individuals under the provisions of the Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
207498 more like this
207499 more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T16:26:32.7333133Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T16:26:32.7333133Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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3952
unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this