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Government must look at reward scheme for whistleblowers

The role that whistleblowers play in uncovering wrongdoing and misconduct in the public and private sectors has long been recognised as being essential.

As such, is there anything else that could be done to protect and encourage anyone who is considering speaking out?

In this article for FT Adviser, Neil Swift discusses what protections are available under the existing law, how effective these may be in practice, and why the UK should look take stock of the US approach of rewarding whisleblowers and consider introducing similar mechanisms here.