A 2007 report shows that some illegal immigrants received SIA licenses, but no news published since then has reported the same.
Despite these provisions, in 2007, a report emerged which showed that "11,000 non-EU nationals who had no right to work in Britain had been licensed in the private security industry," stated the Guardian. The report further established that that 6,653 of the 40,000 people issued with SIA licences to work in the private security industry were believed to be illegal migrants. In a further 4,447 cases immigration officials were not satisfied they had proved they had the right to work in Britain. Following this, Mike Wilson, then-head of the Security Industry Authority, stepped down from his post.
On November 22, 2008, the Government announced that it is introducing £10,000 on-the-spot fines for those caught employing people illegally. Since then, no news article have reported on the organisation giving licenses to illegal immigrants in the United Kingdom.