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Whistleblowing commission report

WHISTLEBLOWING COMMISSION REPORT

PRESS RELEASE OF THE REPORT

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In February 2013, Public Concern at Work launched the Commission to review the effectiveness of whistleblowing in UK workplaces to make recommendations for change. The Commission which is an independent body made up of industry and academic experts has made 25 recommendations for improving whistleblowing across UK workplaces.

The primary recommendation of the Commission is for the Secretary of State to adopt a Code of Practice that could be taken into account in whistleblowing cases before courts and tribunals.The Commission has published a draft Code which sets out clear standards for organisations across all sectors to enable them to have clear whistleblowing arrangements. The Code of Practice is designed to help regulators to assess and inspect whistleblowing arrangements. The Code of Practice can now be picked up by organisations who are looking to achieve the highest standards in ensuring that workers are encouraged to speak up and when they do, that they are listened to.

THE KEY RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION:

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