Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2011 comes into force

Implementation date: 21 July 2011

The Regulations create a new exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (SI 1975/1023). They permit spent convictions and cautions to be taken into account when the Financial Services Authority is exercising certain functions under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/209), and when considering the suitability of a person for appointment as head of legal practice or head of finance and administration of an "alternative business structure". The Order can be viewed on the UK legislation website.