Court of Appeal Ruling on CRB Checks

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that blanket provisions in the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) system which mean employees must automatically disclose all convictions and cautions whether or not they are relevant to the job is disproportionate.

The declaration of incompatibility has been hailed as a victory for common sense by civil liberties campaigners. However, the Home Office is seeking leave to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.