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Porky Pies: What to Do If an Employee Lies on their CV

A survey by YouGov found that one in 10 Brits admit to lying on their CVs in regard to their education and qualifications. The Supreme Court case of R. v. Andrewes addressed the seriousness of lying on a CV and how one business was facing the repercussions of an employee who lied about his qualifications […]


UK Data Protection Reform: What Is in The Government’s Proposals?

In September 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport published its response to the UK data protection law, and a first draft of the new bill is expected imminently. DCMS recommends several changes to the U.K. law, and they are categorized by accountability, reuse of data and research; data subject rights; data transfers; […]


The Weaponization of Data Subject Access Requests

Data subject access requests (DSARs), often the responsibility of HR, are both costly and time-consuming. A study from The DPO Centre found six million adults had considered submitting a DSAR. The pandemic, too, saw an influx of pre-litigation DSARs to support employment tribunals owing to a rise in redundancies. A survey of UK-based DPOs from […]


Right To Work Checks – What You Need to Know

Right to Work Checks have long been a core component of UK employers’ duties, with businesses having to meet various obligations to comply with legislation governing the prevention of illegal working. Since their introduction under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act of 2006, Right to Work Check (RTW) procedures have undergone a number of changes. […]


Lying On Your CV Or About Salary Could See You Paying Wages Back After Strict Ruling

Lying workers who falsify CVs and past salaries could face being ordered to return huge chunks of their wages after a landmark court ruling. Britain’s most senior judges have ruled salaries obtained fraudulently are considered proceeds of crime. The Supreme Court recently ordered Jon Andrewes, the former chief executive of a hospice, to give back […]


Fraudster Rented Peterborough Homes and Turned Them Into Cannabis Factories

A member of an organized crime group sourced houses in Peterborough from letting agents turn them into cannabis factories worth more than £300,000. Pawel Skorupa, who used false identity documents to secure tenancy agreements, told officers that his home in Buckthorn Road had been used as a cannabis factory before he moved in, adding that […]


Employers Prioritize Criminal Record Checks Over Any Other Screening Service Since COVID-19

A new study from Vero Screening has revealed that criminal record checks have seen the greatest increase in importance among UK employers than any other kind of employee screening service since the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, more than a third (41%) of companies say screening for criminal activity while making background checks on […]


Are Background Checks Blocking Up Your Talent Pipeline?

Why is the aviation sector – and other industries such as retail and hospitality – struggling to ramp headcount and reduce the pain? It’s because of lengthy employee background checks. What can organizations do to speed up the hiring process, save costs, and ensure legislative compliance? The solution lies in the digitalization of employee screening […]


80 Workers at Hull Plastics Company Lose Jobs ‘With No Notice’ At Hands Of Crooked Finance Manager

Eighty workers at a Hull plastics company suddenly lost their jobs without notice after a financial manager falsified accounts to give a rosier picture of the success of the company than was actually the case. Ian Fisher grossly overstated the level of work that was in progress but understated the huge debts that the company […]


What Types of Business Should be Carrying Out BPSS Checks?

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks are mandatory for any person working in a government department, the military, or any contractors that will have access to government or public assets. Many private organizations have also started using the BPSS. In the financial sector, proper vetting is a mandatory part of compliance and in private healthcare […]




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