Private Security Services Act 2004

Grant or refusal of licence.


22.—(1) Subject to subsection (3) and sections 24 and 25, the Authority may grant a licence to a person to provide a security service.

(2) When deciding whether to grant a licence the Authority shall take into account any information supplied to it under sections 21, 34 and 36.

(3) The Authority shall refuse to grant a licence if satisfied—

( a) if the applicant is an individual, that he or she:

(i) is not a fit and proper person to provide a security service,

(ii) is under 18,

(iii) does not comply with any requirement of this Act or regulations thereunder,

(iv) has not paid the prescribed fee,

( b) if the applicant is a body corporate:

(i) that F12 [ any director, shareholder to whom section 21(3)(ab) refers, manager, ] secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate or any person purporting to act in that capacity is not a fit and proper person to hold such a position in a body corporate which is providing a security service,

(ii) that subparagraph (iii) or (iv) of paragraph (a) applies in respect of the body corporate,


( c) if the applicant is a partnership, that one or more than one of subparagraphs (i) to (iv) of paragraph (a) applies or apply in respect of any of the partners.

(4) A licence, unless sooner surrendered or revoked or otherwise ceasing to be in force, shall remain in force for a period of 2 years from the date on which it is issued or for such longer period as may be prescribed.

(5) A licence—

( a) does not confer any right of property, and

( b) may not be transferred or assigned or be mortgaged, charged or otherwise encumbered.