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.

Key details

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