Earlier this year, with the help of some of our clients, we responded to a consultation paper produced by the Whistleblowing Commission. The Commission was established up by the whistleblowing charity, Public Concern at Work, to review the effectiveness of whistleblowing in the UK.
The Commission has today released its report which sets out 25 recommendations, including that UK employers be obliged to comply with a Code of Practice on whistleblowing arrangements. The Commission has itself produced a draft Code. We understand the government will be taking account of the Commission’s report when it publishes the outcome of its own consultation on the UK’s whistleblowing framework.