I have a minor conviction namely 'travelling on the railways without a valid ticket with event date in July 2003 and a conviction date of 14 January 2004. This in my only conviction. My take on the amendments made to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act in 2013 is that if certain criteria are met the conviction becomes a 'protected conviction' which would not require disclosure in job applications over even for an approved persons function as governed and controlled by the PRA and FCA (the new FSA).See the process on the following
What I need is:
a) confirmation that the offence above is not a 'listed offence' as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. See the following link http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1198/pdfs/uksi_20131198_en.pdf
b) confirmation that the date of conviction as mentioned in the first document above is the date of the court hearing and not the date of offence and
c) if I disclose now I am 5 months less than the 11 year rule which permits non disclosure. Do you know if the FCA could assess now based on the disclosure I have to make (as 5 months less than 11 years) find against and then carry this forward beyond the period I am required to disclose. That is, I could choose not to apply for the job now which requires disclosure, wait 5 months and then legally not disclose, if that makes sense?