News story: Updated identity checking guidelines

In response to customer feedback, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has updated the identity (ID) checking guidelines for all levels of disclosure check. Registered Bodies and Responsible Organisations are required to check the identity of people that apply for basic, standard or enhanced certificates via their organisation. Julia Hutcheson, Head of Relationship Management at

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News story: Trade Union Facility Time Publication Service: 2017-2018 Data published

Today the Cabinet Office published all public sector facility time data submitted by organisations using the facility time reporting service. Under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 all public sector organisations that employ over 49 full time employees are required to publish certain data relating to facility time usage within their annual

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News story: Help reduce recruitment fraud

Registered Bodies are being urged to partner with the charity SAFERjobs to help protect people from potential recruitment scams. Working with the DBS, SAFERjobs is asking organisations to join its scheme that aims to tackle the rise in fake background screening checks defrauding job seekers. Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs explained: A common method that

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News story: Labour market statistics for Scotland

Commenting on today’s labour market statistics for Scotland, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: Today’s labour market statistics show that more people have the safety and security of a job, which is welcome news. Through the UK Government’s increase in the National Living Wage thousands of Scottish workers have had a much deserved payrise. But I

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