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Conservative Party commit in manifesto to encourage employers to recruit people with convictions

The Conservative Party has included a commitment in their 2017 manifesto that aims to encourage and support employers to take on people with convictions.

It states:

“We will also work to help those groups who have in the past found it difficult to get employment, by incentivising employers to take them on. So for businesses employing…those who have committed a crime but who have repaid their debt to society…we will offer a holiday on their employers’ National Insurance Contributions for a full year”

An extract of the manifesto is below:

You can download the Conservative Manifesto 2017.

We recently called on the next government to pilot tax incentives to encourage employers.


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