MoJ announces criminal record reform to help ex-offenders into work
Article by:Makbool Javaid |
The Ministry of Justice has announced that ex-offenders wanting to turn their lives around through work will be backed by new legislation changing what they must disclose to employers. For the first time, some sentences of over four years will no longer have to be disclosed to employers after a specified period of time has passed. This change will not apply where offences attract the most serious sentences, including life, or for serious sexual, violent and terrorism offences. In addition, the period of time for which shorter sentences and community sentences have to be revealed to employers will be scaled back.
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