The SIA has set up an online questionnaire for those working in the private investigations industry to share their views. The SIA plans to license private investigation activities and wishes to gather information about the sector. For example, the type of activities individuals/companies engage in, their awareness of the SIA and their thoughts on regulation.
The SIA will use this feedback as a starting point to obtain information about the sector before licensing is introduced in order to identify changes to the industry as a result of regulation. Plans to license private investigations were outlined in the Home Office Impact Assessment published in September 2008. The deadline for submissions is 19 March 2010.