Private Security Services Act 2004

Refusal to renew, suspension, etc., of licence.

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26.—(1) Subject to section 27 , the Authority may—

( a) refuse to renew a licence, or

( b) at any time suspend a licence for a specified period or revoke it,

if it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the licensee—

(i) has supplied information in or in connection with the application for the licence or its renewal that was false or misleading in a material particular,

(ii) has contravened any provision of this Act or regulations thereunder (whether or not the licensee has been convicted of an offence in relation to the contravention), or

(iii) is no longer a fit and proper person to provide a security service,

or if the Authority would not have granted the licence or renewed it if information obtained subsequent to the date of its grant or renewal had been available at that date.

(2) ( a) The Authority shall—

(i) refuse to renew a licence, or at any time suspend a licence for a specified period or revoke it, if it is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the safety or welfare of any person or persons is or may be at risk from the continuance in force of the licence, and

(ii) notify the licensee of its decision.

( b) Section 27 does not apply in relation to a decision under this subsection.

(3) Without prejudice to subsection (1), if the Authority is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the licensee—

( a) has been guilty of misconduct in the course of providing a security service, or

( b) has contravened any provision of this Act or regulations thereunder (whether or not the licensee has been convicted of an offence in relation to the contravention),

it may take whichever of the following actions in relation to the licence or licensee is in its opinion appropriate in the circumstances of the case:

(i) revocation of the licence,

(ii) suspension of the licence for a specified period,

(iii) reprimand,

(iv) warning,

(v) caution,

(vi) advice.

(4) A licence which is suspended shall not be in force during the period of its suspension.

(5) A person whose licence has been suspended or revoked shall comply with any directions of the Authority in relation to delivering up to it the person's licence and identity card.