"As informed employers, we are committed to providing people with criminal records a fair chance to participate and progress in the UK economy and contribute to society."

"As informed employers, we are committed to providing people with criminal records a fair chance to participate and progress in the UK economy and contribute to society."

Lead us into Year 2!

Major employers from retail, construction, media, hospitality, business services and more have been piloting the UK’s first Employment Charter for people with criminal records. Now we’re building our alliance at scale and pace to make lasting change to business and the communities they serve. 

Good for society, GREAT for business

12 million people in the UK have a criminal record, with more than eight million of working age – a fifth of the available workforce. The stigma often makes it harder to find or advance in meaningful employment.

In a time of employment and productivity crises, it just makes sense to us as employers that every one of them gets a fair chance to do the best work they can. Good jobs reduce offending, make communities safer and boosts the economy, which is all great for business.

IT’S HARD TO ARGUE WITH THAT…

The Fair Chance Business Alliance has been founded and is funded by employers, for employers, to make Fair Chance employment possible, practical, safe and normal.

Our Employment Charter is a world-changing set of quality standards showing employers how to become inclusive places for people with criminal records to work and progress.

We’re backing this up with a suite of resources, developed in partnership with businesses and experts, to support members with every step.

In time, we’ll match these with resources to help people with criminal records back into employability and work, too.

Members will wear their Chartermark with pride: proof that they’re committed to giving people with criminal records a Fair Chance.

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