- Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:27 pm
Trust me bankruptcy is not the problem, they stipulate three years as some people have an IPA/IPO put into place that lasts three years, so effectively you could be paying into your bankruptcy for three years after bankruptcy.
Now you are paid with tax payers money, and it is hard to justify the public purse being used to pay a bankruptcy debt, the media would have a field day to start with if they found out, and as far the governments are concerned that is an absolute no-no. To prevent this they have a blanket ban for three years.
With regards the bankruptcy if you are entering the service you had better declare it or you WILL
fail the vetting selection process, simple as that. One of the checks they do is to interrogate the central insolvency register, which is a permanent record of all bankrupts in the UK, and yes you can find records going back to the first bankruptcies in the UK and sequestrations in Scotland!
If you hide the fact you have gone bankrupt, they will find it and you WILL fail vetting as this will raise concerns about your future probity, plus the fact you will ahve been found to have lied on application, which is a criminal offence.
DO not worry there are quite a few coppers about that prior to joining had been bankrupt, beleive me the forces dont give a monkies once the 3 years is up, all they care about is that you wont bring the service into disrepute.
If your in the service and have completed probation, then go bust that will restrict where you can work, currently you are prevented from Fraud, Vice, CompInt, protection duties, firearms and public relations
Please take this as a potential bit of entrance guidance from someone with a wee bit of insider knowledge!