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All Party Parliamentary Group

WHISTLEBLOWING

APPG WHISTLEBLOWING IN THE MEDIA

Stay up to date with the latest mentions of the APPG for Whistleblowing in the media.

June 2021

UK FCA still assessing hundreds of whistle-blowing reports from 2019, hundreds more from 2020 -FoI response

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/uk-fca-still-assessing-hundreds-of-2394024/

April 2021

March 2021

University accused of ignoring reports staff had 'repeated affairs' with pupils

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/27/university-accused-presiding-culture-exploitation/

August 2020 

December 2020

Whistling in the wind: why do we not protect employees who come forward?

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/whistleblower-employee-protection

October 2020 

Armed Forces need culture change so whistleblowers no longer feel like 'a grass', ombudsman says 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/13/armed-forces-need-culture-change-whistleblowers-no-longer-feel/

September 2020 

 July 2020 

Exclusive: 4,500 whistleblower complaints as bosses force furloughed staff to work

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-01/exclusive-4500-whistleblower-complaints-as-bosses-force-furloughed-staff-to-work

Senior politicians propose UK whistleblower policy reform

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/uk-whistleblower-policy/90063/

New report exposes shortcomings in legal protection for whistleblowers

https://londonlovesbusiness.com/new-report-exposes-shortcomings-in-legal-protection-for-whistleblowers/

FCA hones in on purpose and safety through ‘healthy culture’ FCA hones in on purpose and safety through

https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/features/fca-hones-in-on-purpose-and-safety-through-healthy-culture-initiative

 June 2020 

Surge in care workers contacting whistleblower hotlines, as families not told about deaths in home.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/surge-care-workers-contacting-whistleblower-hotlines-families/

 

QEUH report 'targetting' whistleblowers who raised the alarm over infection fears

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18531860.qeuh-report-targetting-whistleblowers-raised-alarm-infection-fears/

 

World Whistleblowing Day: In 2020 there can be no excuse for leaving whistleblowers unprotected.

https://www.transparency.org/en/news/world-whistleblowing-day-in-2020-there-can-be-no-excuses-for-leaving-whistleblowers-unprotected#

 May 2020 

Coronavirus: NHS whistleblowers ‘threatened with job loss’ for speaking out on PPE

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-uk-nhs-ppe-whistleblowers-job-losses-ppe-a9515856.html

Hundreds report employers to HMRC over furlough fraud

https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/furlough-fraud/

Workers forced into furlough fraud blow the whistle on their bosses 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/21/workers-forced-furlough-fraud-blow-whistle-bosses/ 

‘Rife’ furlough fraud being revealed by whistleblowers

https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/rife-furlough-fraud-being-revealed-by-whistleblowers/

Whistleblower Laws Take Shape As Trillion-Dollar Global Cost Of Coronavirus Crisis Forces Rethink

https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddawkins/2020/05/01/whistleblower-laws-take-shape-as-trillion-dollar-global-cost-of-coronavirus-crisis-forces-rethink/

  January 2020 

 December 2019 

 July 2019 

 August 2019 

Whistleblowers need independent office to protect them, says MPs.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/15/whistleblowers-need-independent-office-to-protect-them-say-mps

MPs demand radical overhaul of laws to protect whistleblowers

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/whistleblower-protection-laws-non-disclosure-agreement-mps-a9005806.html

HR 'colluding' with employers over whistleblowing procedures

https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/news/articles/hr-colluding-employers-whistleblowing-procedures-report-warns

Regulator’s whistleblowing framework labelled ‘charade’

https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/regulators-whistleblowing-framework-labelled-charade/

Greg Wright: In the age of #Metoo, non-disclosure agreements must not be used to silence whistleblowers

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/greg-wright-in-the-age-of-metoo-non-disclosure-agreements-must-not-be-used-to-silence-whistleblowers-1-9883159

FCA takes ‘significant action’ in less than 1% of whistleblowing cases

https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/news/fca-took-significant-action-in-less-than-1-of-whistleblowers-reports-last-year/

Regulator’s whistleblowing framework labelled ‘charade’

https://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/news/regulators-whistleblowing-framework-labelled-charade/

Whistleblowing NHS worker to challenge NDA in test case for gagging orders

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/23/whistleblowing-nhs-worker-challenge-nda-test-case-gagging-orders/

Why British whistleblowers need a safety net to protect them from blacklisting

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/why-british-whistleblowers-need-safety-net-protect-them-blacklisting-1757947#gsc.tab=0

 March 2019