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Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Reduction in Fees from April 6th 2022

We are delighted to share news that the UK Government has announced plans to reduce the fees for all DBS Criminal Record Checks.

Following our recent blog announcing an anticipated reduction in DBS fees we are delighted to share news that, from today, the UK Government has reduced the fees for all DBS Criminal Record Checks.

The new Government fees will apply for all DBS applications submitted from today (6th April 2022).

DBS Check Type Current DBS Fee* Revised DBS Fee*

(From 6th April 2022)

Basic DBS £23.00 £18.00 £5.00
Standard DBS £23.00 £18.00 £5.00
Enhanced DBS £40.00 £38.00 £2.00

*Excludes First Advantage Service Fee

Standard and Enhanced Volunteer applications will remain free of DBS Fee charge. There will be no changes to the DBS Update Service or Adult First checks.

First Advantage is very pleased to be able to pass on these savings to our Customers. Revised pricing will automatically be applied to accounts from the effective date.

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