15/07/2009 – UK: Criminal Records Bureau reduces
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has announced that it will reduce the fee
for Standard Disclosures from October with total savings to customers of £1 million.
Following a pricing review, the government agency has agreed to reduce the
fee charged for a Standard Disclosure from £31 to £26.
Home Office Minister David Hanson MP said:
“The CRB plays a vital role helping to protect the most vulnerable in
our society by giving employers the extra tools they need to make informed recruitment decisions. The cost of a CRB check
now represents even greater value for money given the protection and assurance that such checks provide.”
The recently published Business Plan for 2009/10 shows that during the past
12 months the CRB has
prevented a further 18,000 unsuitable people from gaining access to children
and vulnerable adults as a direct result of a CRB check, bringing the total to around 98,000 in the past five years.
The following fee levels will apply from October 1 throughout the remainder
- Standard CRB check £26 (reduced
- Enhanced CRB check £36
- POVAFirst check £6
Further information about the CRB
The CRB was established under Part V of the Police Act 1997 and commenced operation
It provides access to criminal record information through its Disclosure service.
It enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates
who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially that involving children or vulnerable adults.
Source: Home Office
Go to the Criminal Records Bureau website »