The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 became law on 15 July 2014. A Code of Practice on the Act was published in October 2015.
The Code answers questions relating to the Act and underpins the principle that it is in the interests of employers, workers and their representatives to have in place clear and agreed procedures providing for whistleblowing in the workplace. The Code therefore contains a "Model Whistleblowing Policy".
Further information in relation to the Act can also be found here.
In addition, a new Code of Practice on Victimisation has been published and outlines, for the guidance of employers, employees and trades unions, the different types of practice which would be regarded as constituting victimisation as a result of membership of/activity on behalf of a trade union by an employee.