The Wriglesworth Consultancy is working with Public Concern at Work (the whistleblowing charity) to launch the Whistleblowing Commission report, which reviews the effectiveness of whistleblowing policy in the UK and makes recommendations for improving legislation.
The Report has today been widely covered through 10 broadcast interviews, including the BBC, Sky News and ITV News and Daybreak, and six national newspaper print stories, including the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian – and counting!
The Report calls upon the Secretary of State, Vince Cable, to issue the Commission’s Code of Practice to be adopted in all UK workplaces. The Commission was set up by Public Concern at Work who were pivotal in drafting the report recommendations.
For the report press release: http://bit.ly/1bnMoX6
Laws to protect whistleblowers need beefing up and code of practice recommended by commission which investigated safeguards for those who reveal wrongdoing.
The Telegraph, 27 November 2013
Laws protecting whistleblowers should be strengthened in order to improve working culture and protect the vulnerable, Cathy James told Daybreak.
itv.com, 27 November 2013
Legal Director Shonali Routray speak to BBC Radio 5 Live about the key recommendations of the Whistleblowing Commission.
BBC 5 Live, 27 November 2013 (at 6 minutes)
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grday said:
“Whistleblowing is an important way to root out malpractice and wrongdoing in a workplace. But with the blacklisting scandal showing that some people have had their careers wrecked for daring to speak out at work, most people are too scared to say anything for fear of retribution.
It’s important that we have stronger legal protections and written workplace procedures for whistleblowers to underpin the important work that union reps do in supporting workers who speak out.”
itv.com, 27 November 2013
The main UK law that protects whistleblowers is failing, according to an independent commission established by the charity that helped draft the statute 15 years ago.
Financial Times, 27 November 2013
The businessman who blew the lid on the Olympus accounting scandal is supporting calls for a UK code of practice.
Sky News, 27 November 2013
There are too many areas of public life where it seems there are those who can get away with whatever they choose and a sense of responsibility have been alarmingly absent.
The Observer, 24 November 2013
Shonali Routray highlights the launch of the Whistleblowing Commission report and contributes to the debate on transparency and governence: “the government needs to strengthen protections, increase incentives for organisation to treat whistleblowers well and for regulators to do more.”
The Guardian, 22 November 2013