IDVT Checkback to become IDSP

COVID right to work checks extended

The UK Home office has made the welcome announcement that the adjustments to Right to Work checking will now continue until 30th September 2022. This means that employers doing employee background checks  were going to be forced to go back to a physical check of identity documents will now be able to continue using the…
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Changes to right to work April 2022

Right to work and biometrics – the new rules

There are new rules coming into force for employers regarding the right to work scheme and it is important that you apply them. From April 6th 2022, there are changes to Right to Work (RTW) for all UK employers and failure to follow these could result in a breach. In this post, we are looking…
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Digital identity checking

IDVT and the digital identity future

In December 2021 the UK government announced its intention to make digital identity-checking available for employers and landlords. This means that employers of all sizes and landlords, whether they be large housing associations or private individuals with just a single property can use a registered IDentity Service Provider (IDSP) to run their background checks. The…
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BSI Certifcate of Registration

Checkback Interntional have been assessed by BSI against international recognised standards showing our commitment to quality, reliability and continual improvement. We hold certificate number:  FS 726564 and operate a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the following scope: The provision of screening and vetting services. Download our BSI certificate…
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Executive background checks

Executive background checks – why bother?

If you are thinking of appointing a new executive for your company then you need to make sure that there’s nothing in their background that is going to cause reputational damage or may make their appointment invalid. Appointing a director should be an exciting and valuable point for any business but if you get it…
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airside pass

Airside pass – the contractors’ guide

If you are looking for work as a contractor in the travel industry then you may be required to obtain an ‘Airside pass’.  This is a pass showing that you have been checked for identity and trustworthiness and that you are suitable for working in what is a very sensitive area. As travellers, we can…
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what jobs need a DBS check?

What jobs should have a DBS check?

When we look at the question “what jobs should have a DBS check” we actually need to split it down into two separate questions. This is because in some jobs a DBS check is mandated, whereas in others it is optional but still a good idea. So in this post we’re actually answering two questions;…
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Does the FCA do background checks?

Does the FCA do background checks?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires that people in positions of authority and trust within the financial services sector in the UK are honest and trustworthy. As part of this, they mandate that individuals’ background is checked, including their criminal record and experience and this forms part of their ‘approved persons’ regime. To be clear,…
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What is BPSS?

What is BPSS? – the employers’ guide to BPSS screening

Baseline Personnel Security Standard Baseline Personnel Security Standard or  BPSS for short is the standard background check required for government employees and contractors in the UK. It includes a variety of elements such as criminal records and identity checks and is a minimum requirement for working in and with the public sector. If you work…
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Employee background checks for HR managers

Employee background checks for HR managers – a quick guide

Employee background checks can form an important part of the recruitment process but if you’ve never done them before you may be wondering what’s involved. In this post, we’re giving you a quick overview of what is included and what you need to do as an HR manager to make your background checking efficient and…
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