Whistleblowing: the need for change
UK law enforcers are often envious of their US counterparts and the tools that the latter have at their disposal to investigate, regulate and deter financial crime and misconduct. However, there is one mechanism that UK regulators and legislators seem less than enthusiastic about adopting, namely whistleblower awards. In Business Reporter, Neil Swift makes the […]
Time to whistle another tune?
The UK’s approach to whistleblowing needs reforming. Currently, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) offers the only legislative “protection” for those reporting wrongdoing. However, this is limited to employment situations, such as speaking out against an employer, and offers no protection to those raising concerns about clients, suppliers, contractors and other parties. Self-employed workers […]
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 […]