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Summary of updates – July/August 2014

Here’s a summary of some of the updates that we’ve made recently to our Information Hub – self help information for people with convictions.

Criminal record checks

  • We’ve written a news update about challenging ineligible DBS checks. We’ve seen some interesting results so far, showing that individuals are successfully challenging employers who are doing the wrong level of check.
  • We’ve made a number of Freedom of Information requests to get information about how many criminal record checks were carried out in 2013/14, and the numbers that disclosed criminal record information. We’ve included this information in our section on types of criminal record checks.
  • We’ve got some data from the DBS which shows how often ‘police intelligence’ gets disclosed on enhanced checks, and we’ve included this in our information on police intelligence.



  • We’ve updated our list of insurance brokers. There were a few changes to contact details, and there’s a further company that’s been added.
  • We’ve updated our detailed guide on insurance to feature some details about the MyLicence system being used for driving convictions and motor insurance.


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