Over 11 million people in the UK have a criminal record, yet three quarters of employers admit to discriminating against applications with a criminal conviction.

What can my business do?

Employing ex-offenders gives companies access to a diverse pool of talent and brings down the £15 billion a year cost of reoffending for businesses, taxpayers and communities.

Remove barriers

Ensure ex-offenders are not excluded from job opportunities. Take the first step with Ban the Box.

Offer jobs

Directly employ ex-offenders and serving prisoners inside or in the community. Read about the difference it makes.


Improve employability

Support ex-offenders to build their skills and experience.

Widen your impact

Share your experiences and learn from others as part of our Reducing Reoffending through Employment Network.

Ban the Box is endorsed by

Ban the Box endorsed by: Giles Trust and Unlock

Key contact

Jessica Rose
Campaign Manager, Employment for Excluded Groups

E: Jessica.Rose@bitc.org.uk

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