Applications for the new business license must be submitted before October 1st, 2014 otherwise you may not obtain the license before the deadline, therefore, making it illegal for your business to trade after April 2015. The SIA have estimated that about 3500 companies need to go through this process so timing is very important.
The application process for the SIA Business License is similar to ACS. Company checks will be carried out on your business through the collection of intelligence from HRMC, the police, company house, director’s details etc. If you fail the criteria you can appeal. However, if that fails then you will not be able to trade legally.
We are expecting to be very busy at this time. We will endeavour to meet these demands and will do our best not let anyone down however, timing is crucial. Therefore, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment in achieving the SIA Business License within the SIA stated timeframe.