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I have been offered a new job and have to fill in a security

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I have been offered a new job and have to fill in a security and vetting form.
This includes disclosing any unspent convictions I have.
I was convicted of wounding 02/12/2005 and received a prison sentence of 18months and seem to be finding conflicting information online regarding the time in which this would be deemed as spent.
At the date of my conviction the rehabilitation act stated 10 years.
I have found info saying that the act had changed and as such my conviction would have been spent in 2011?
I live in Scotland but my conviction and imprisonment was in England.
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jenny replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. In what sector have you applied for work?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Construction. Building services.

I will be employed as a CAD technician

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Construction / Building services.

I will be employed as a CAD technician

Expert:  Jenny replied 2 years ago.
Have they stated what level of DRB check they are undertaking?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes. They will run a basic criminal disclosure check via disclosure scotland

Expert:  Jenny replied 2 years ago.
Hi the changes came in force in 2014 and apply retrospectively.
This means that whilst under the old regime the conviction would not be spent. Under the new regime it is.
You therefore do not need to disclose this conviction.
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