So, licensing of private investigators in the UK is nearly upon us. It is claimed from 2014 all private investigators in the UK must hold a licence to allow them to act as private investigators. This, it is said is to ‘weed out’ the rogue element within the private investigation field, which to be honest needs doing! So, will this be a good thing? Many in the field of private investigation think to some extent not, the reason “we have tv licences in this country, but not everyone who watches the tv has one – we have driving licences in this country, but not everyone who drives has one”. Will this work for the filed of private investigation or not?