Monthly update – August 2019

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We’ve just published our update for August 2019.

This months update includes:

  1. New information on extended sentences.
  2. An advice post on opening a basic bank account and the alternatives if you’re unable to, possibly due to having a fraud conviction which flags up on the CIFAS database.
  3. A personal story setting out the link between a gambling addiction and a criminal record.
  4. A link to a discussion on theForum on the impact of spent convictions appearing on Google.
  5. Details of updated guidance published by the Association of British Insurers on how insurers should treat people with convictions.

The full update provides a summary of:

  1. the latest updates to our self-help information site for people with convictions
  2. recent posts to our online magazine, theRecord
  3. discussions on our online forum
  4. other news and developments that might be of interest to individuals with a criminal record.

Read the August 2019 update in full.

Best wishes,



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