At Johnson Underwood, we have a number of positions requiring a DBS, (previously known as CRBs). We use an umbrella company to process our DBS applications. They have written to inform us that the DBS fees have been increased by the DBS body themselves. An enhanced DBS will now cost £60 effective from 17 September 2015.
At Johnson Underwood we do not charge anything extra for processing your application and offer a two stage payment system - £30 on applying and £30 once your DBS has been issued.
Documents you need to produce to obtain a DBS:
- Passport or Full Birth Certificate
- Recent Utility Bill (No older than 3 months)
- Benefits Letter (No older than 3 months)
- NI Card
- For full list of criteria, visit the DBS service.
What is brilliant about a DBS nowadays is that you can make it transportable if you follow these guidelines. On receipt of certificate, you have a window of 14 days only to apply yourself for your DBS to be made transportable. This costs a small amount, however, it will mean that you can take your DBS anywhere, an employer will not have to apply for another DBS again – so you are immediately employable!
In addition in 12 months time, you can renew your DBS yourself at the DBS service direct for a small fee and never have to pay the £60 again! Marvellous system. Be aware of the benefits. Even if a Corporate obtains your DBS, you personally can make it transportable.