Requirement for annual whistleblowing reports introduced

Implementation date: 1 April 2017

The draft Prescribed Persons (Reports on Disclosures of Information) Regulations 2017 require specified employers (known as relevant prescribed persons) to report annually on whistleblowing disclosures. The report needs to include information on the number of disclosures made, including the number of disclosures where the employer decided to take no further action. The report must be published annually on the employer's website or by other means appropriate for bringing the report to the attention of the public.