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UK Home Office's £885m crim records digi effort: A 'masterclass in incompetence'

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Criminal records check? How much did you say?

> The DBS enables employers to check people's background against police databases such as criminal records and government lists of people considered unsuitable to work with children or vulnerable adults.

Eh? That is exactly what we can do where I live in the continent, by paying a notary a small sum we get a full criminal record check in a matter of minutes.

Mind, you cannot ask for anyone else's criminal records and (save for military/government work) it is against the law for an employer to have that information too.

In any event, pretty sure we didn't pay anywhere near ¾ of a billion for what is essentially a restricted gateway to the police database.

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