Reduced time for jail sentences
Reduced Time For Jail Sentences To Be Declared
As an employer of domestic staff it is imperative that you know as much as possible about the history of those engaged to work for you.
It is therefore important that you are aware of upcoming changes to the length of time that offences have to be declared when seeking employment. The changes will come into effect during 2023, although no precise date has yet been revealed.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 will reduce the time taken for certain convictions to become ‘spent’ and no longer automatically disclosed for the purpose of employment checks. The term ”spent” means they will no longer have to be declared.
Prison sentences of up to one year will become ‘spent’ after 12 months without re-offending.
Convictions between one and four years will become ‘spent’ after four crime-free years.
Sentences of over four years do not need to be automatically disclosed to employers where there has been a seven-year period of rehabilitation.
The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.