Commentary and analysis

All items: Criminal record checks

  • DBS checks: How rehabilitation periods are changing

    Date:
    10 November 2020

    Jessica Maguire examines a recent white paper and outlines how the government is proposing to change rehabilitation periods and when a conviction becomes 'spent'.

  • Rehabilitation periods: Changes on the horizon

    Date:
    9 August 2019

    The Government has announced significant reforms to the law on spent convictions and rehabilitation periods. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers and there will be more cases in which they will be unable to refuse employment because of a job applicant's past convictions.

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