Insurance industry and Unlock publish guidance to help people with past convictions to buy insurance
Today we’ve launched guidance with the ABI (Association of British Insurers), to both insurers and individuals, to try to help people to understand what they do and don’t have to disclose, and what insurers should and shouldn’t ask for. The guidance is available to download here. This news was released via the Mail on Sunday
Unlock has joined up with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to produce guidance for consumers and insurers on the complex issue of criminal convictions and insurance. According to government figures, more than 8 million people in England and Wales have a criminal conviction and one in three men are convicted by the age of
We’re featured in a BBC article that has investigated the use of CRB checks by local councils. Read the article here.
We spoke on BBC Radio Kent about the Governments response to the Breaking the Cycle consultation. You can listen to the interview below.
Today we’ve been hosted by NIACRO, which is a charity that helps people with convictions in Northern Ireland. They asked us to visit to speak to them about the work that we do, the issues that we face, and to speak to their service user group. While we were there, we also gave an interview
As part of the launch of Time is Money, we worked with the Independent to publish a detailed piece yesterday. This is available here. Following the launch today, we were also featured in: BBC News – Ex-prisoners ‘need access to financial services’ thisismoney – ‘Give prisoners bank accounts’ MSN – Ex-prisoners ‘need help from banks’ Banking Times – ‘Call for action on financial exclusion
Today we took part in a discussion on BBC Somerset about real work for people in prison. You can listen to this below.
We’ve worked with the Independent to develop a detailed article on the issues around access to banking for people in prison.
We’ve contributed to a really positive article which featured in todays Mail on Sunday, looking at the work that Barclays are doing, with our support, in opening bank accounts for people in prison before they are released. Update – 28th September This has been followed by an article in the Guardian today, and we also
We are part of a group of consumers groups that are pushing for changes to insurance law, which was featured in this article in the Financial Times.
We contributed to a discussion on Radio 4’s Money Box about the progress being made on access to bank accounts for people in prison
We’ve contributed to a number of radio programmes today. There are three different discussions to listen to below. We’ve been on BBC Radio Kent talking about seeking employment with a criminal record We’ve been on BBC Radio Tees talking about reforming the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 We’ve been on BBC Radio Kent talking about
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