To reduce duplicated and bureaucratic costs to SME's
My wife has a small business teaching music to 'early years children. As a contractor to different employers and working in different venues, she has to get multiple CRB checks, and each comes from a different "provider". These cost around £70 each – it varies – and take a lot of time and effort to complete. They make getting back to work after a period of illness almost prohibitively expensive. What a waste!
Why is there not one provider? The ISA was being set up to do that, were stopped. Why? Perhaps some "providers" will lose business?