When we formed Tempus Novo back in May 2014 we had no idea the business sector of West Yorkshire would embrace our mission to “challenge the status quo” on employing ex-offenders to quite the level they have. However it is with great pleasure I can announce that as well as having 25 corporate partners working with us,we also now have 25 ex-offenders who have fully graduated. This means they have been in employment continuously for over 12 months.
Based on a cost of £32,000p.a to keep someone in prison, that is £800,000 savings to the economy. When benefits are factored in you can easily add another £250,000 saved, and then there is the fact they are all paying in to the system through national insurance and taxes.