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The Ministry of Justice are piloting a new ‘disclosure checker’ and want your feedback

It’s been over 8 years since Unlock’s Disclosure Calculator first went live and, in the last four years alone, over 200,000 people have used it to work out when a conviction becomes spent.

In 2017, we welcomed a government commitment to “update guidance for ex-offenders to ensure that it is clear, consistent and easily accessible” and, as part of that work, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has been developing their own tool.

Unlock’s Christopher Stacey has blogged about the MoJ’s tool.

The MoJ are now seeking feedback on their ‘disclosure checker‘ which they’ve started to pilot.

Currently, it can only calculate single convictions and can’t work out the spent date of motoring convictions. However, over time it’s hoped that the ‘checker’ will have the capacity to deal with these two important aspects.

The MoJ are keen to get as much feedback as possible to help them to find out what is working well and what, if anything, needs to be improved. We would encourage as many people as possible to use the checker and then provide feedback by emailing You can also let us know what you think by emailing


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