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Commodity Research Bureau

An organization that produces an index that tracks the price movements of 17 commodities. The CRB index does not follow any one commodity sector, but rather the general direction of commodities overall. The CRB index is watched by both commodity and bond investors because the prices of commodities and bonds tend to move in opposite directions due to inflation.

Certified Residential Broker (CRB)

A designation awarded by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (,which is affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS®.

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So far as he's concerned, at that time he had had the relevant checks, but the need for a Criminal Records Bureau check didn't come into force until a week after he had left employment, and at that time the security industry didn't have to have criminal records bureau checks.
We have been asked to be particularly vigilant with regard to the Criminal Records Bureau process, ensuring that patient safety is paramount.
Rotary club president, Colin Rowe said: "Unfortunately, the council's view that everybody who has contact with children on council property must be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau, which makes the situation impractical for us.
It said the mistakes were a result of "mismatches" which arose when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) was carrying out checks on people applying for jobs working in positions of trust with children or vulnerable adults.
Then, 18 months ago the Criminal Records Bureau, as part of their development strategy, announced they would work towards launching an e-application process called E-Bulk which went live last April.
STAFF at the Criminal Records Bureau started a work to rule today which union officials warned could double the time it takes for prospective teachers, nurses and foster parents to obtain clearance to work with children.
The ISA, working alongside the Criminal Records Bureau, (CRB) will also operate a central database of people barred from working with youngsters, rather than the current system of several separate lists.
They are all experienced play workers with paediatric first-aid qualifications and enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks.
A study by education watchdog Ofsted, published last June, heavily criticised education authorities for not making proper checks on staff via the Criminal Records Bureau.
Emma Budd, of Maesteg, is one of 2,700 people wrongly labelled an offender by the Criminal Records Bureau.
The Home Office is under new pressure, after admitting 2,000 people had been wrongly labelled criminals by the Criminal Records Bureau.
The head of the Criminal Records Bureau apologised today as the Home Office faced a series of damaging revelations about its work.