Call for evidence on whistleblowing
Close date: 1 November 2013
The Government calls for evidence on the whistleblowing framework with a view to determining if the legislation encourages individuals to make a protected disclosure.
The call for evidence explores the effectiveness of the legislation. It asks whether or not:
- the issues in relation to which a disclosure will be protected capture all of the instances of wrongdoing that may be in the public interest to disclose;
- the conditions attached to making external disclosures work well;
- there is the potential for a greater role for "prescribed persons" in investigating whistleblowing cases;
- whistleblowers who leave their job have difficulty obtaining a job elsewhere; and
- a system of financial rewards for whistleblowing would be effective, in addition to non-statutory initiatives, for example a code of practice on whistleblowing for employers.
Consultation document: The whistleblowing framework: Call for evidence
Consultation response: The whistleblowing framework call for evidence: Government response