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With Brexit bringing an end to UK-EU freedom of movement, the process for checking an EU/EEA or Swiss applicant's right to work will be changing. Until June 30th, current guidelines still apply. However, after that point, the government will introduce new immigration rules, and you will also need a sponsor licence to employ EEA citizens. Detailed information is available on the government's website. We first covered changes to Right to Work checks back in February. However, the government has since…

16
Apr
Changes to the Teachers’ Pensions Online Service
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On 1 April 2021, the government changed access to the Teachers' Pensions Online Service. Credence advises all users that the current Teachers’ Pensions Online (TP Online) Service has ceased to operate from 31 March 2021 and been transferred to the Department for Education (DfE). Employers outside of educational settings no longer meet the legal requirements to check the children’s barred list status of applicants for jobs in schools, colleges and universities. This includes background screening companies, as well as recruitment,…

07
Apr

Audit industry set for reform over dominance of Big Four firms and in the wake of accounting scandals at companies such as Carillion and Patisserie Valerie © FT montage Hiring a new director inevitably presents a massive risk to a company. Making the wrong choice could put a lasting dent in the trust of the comapny and public reputation. With the Financial Times reporting that the UK government is considering making directors directly responsible for the accuracy of company financial…

01
Apr
European References: Pandemic Impact
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Cafe staff in Rome after Italy resumed lockdown (AFP via Getty Images) Companies seeking European references must be wary. A burgeoning third-wave of COVID-19 infections is striking the continent, forcing countries to re-implement lockdown measures. Yahoo News reported on March 15th that Italy, one of the countries worst affected by the virus, went back into lockdown. The virus has caused more than 100,000 deaths in the country, giving it the dubious honour of being second only to the UK in…

17
Mar
Looking for a remote job – try Jooble
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Founders Roman and Evgeniy, who studied together at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute The pandemic has provided a harsh environment for job-seekers, so we'd like to highlight the service that the Ukrainian company Jooble provides if you are seeking new employment. They also provide support for the growing market for jobs based on home-working. Of course, that doesn't mean we recommend skipping on BPSS, criminal record checking or other relevant pre-employment screening! If you want to skip the explanation and just check…

16
Mar

NatWest said it ‘takes extremely seriously its responsibility to seek to prevent money laundering by third parties’ © Bloomberg Yesterday, the Financial Times reported that the regulator launched criminal proceedings after a client deposited £365 million through the UK bank Please find the original article here on the Financial Times' website. The FT reports that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has began criminal proceedings against NatWest for breaking anti-money laundering rules. The case is a landmark under the law, being…

16
Mar
UK Criminal Record Checking: Industry Updates
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Session Two: Filtering & Disclosure Periods across the UK Register here: https://thepbsa.org/education/webinars/uk-criminal-record-checking-industry-updates-session-two-filtering-disclosure-periods-across-the-uk/ The Criminal Records Trade Body (CRTB) are pleased to be hosting the second in a series of live events aimed at providing insightful updates on the Criminal Record Checking industry in the UK.The event will shine a light on Criminal Record Checking (CRC) throughout the UK, and will feature the General Manager of Access Northern Ireland, Tom Clarke, and Director at Dominic Headley & Associates, Dominic Headley.The core…

Source: Swindon Advertiser, https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/19141754.swindon-pair-admit-using-false-id-documents-get-work/ Last week, we reported on TrustID's findings regarding the prevalence of the use of false ID documents. Today, we're further aiming to highlight the need for thorough pre-employment screening. Using a real-world case study, let's see the risk you take in a world of sophisticated false IDs. This was first reported in the Swindon Advertiser. In an appearance at the Swindon Crown Court on Friday, 5th March, two defendants faced the judge. The first, Dyego Silveria…

04
Mar
Employment Screening: Statistics on Falsified Identity from 2020
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Source: https://www.trustid.co.uk/fake-identity-document-statistics-how-the-landscape-changed-in-2020/ TrustID recently released a blog post in which they analyse all the data they collected in 2020. All the information in this post comes from TrustID's analysis, so please visit their blog to see their insightful diagrams. Furthermore, the numbers they present bring the constant threat of identity fraud and the need for pre-employment screening into sharp relief. As TrustID's analysis shows, identity fraud trends are always evolving. However, we monitor these trends and can help mitigate the…

25
Feb
No DBS check? Sex Offenders Working as Private Tutors
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Source: BBC News The BBC published an article today which highlights the need for thorough background checks. In particular, the DBS criminal record check. The Enhanced DBS check is required to work with children. However, sex offenders are taking advantage of a loophole to get close to young people. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced schools across the country to close. Consequently, the lockdown has dramatically increased the demand for private tuition. The BBC writes: Although most tutors working for agencies…