Employing People With Criminal Records

On 28 November 2020, changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) filtering rules came into effect, to remove the ‘multiple convictions rule’ and prevent the disclosure of youth cautions. Filtering rules exclude certain information about minor criminal offences from DBS certificates.  These are termed ‘protected cautions’ or ‘protected convictions’.  Under the previous filtering functions,

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UK skills shortage: short-term concern or long-term crisis?

The UK skills shortage is at an all-time high, with the shortage of workers falling across multiple sectors including engineering, accounting, hospitality and care. The stats Job vacancies have risen by 16,000 from last year up to 767,000 (Office of National Statistics, May 2017), yet unemployment levels have dropped lower than they have been in

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