There is a strong social case for increasing employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions. Not only is there a benefit to the individual, but also to their families, local communities and to the public purse.
This factsheet, which sets out the statistics behind the issue, helps employers to understand the scale of the social impact they can have through Ban the Box or targeted recruitment or employability programmes.
- 1 in 5 Job Seekers Allowance claimaints have a criminal conviction
- Employment is proven to reduce re-offending by up to 50%