Consultation outcome

Whistleblowing framework: call for evidence

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
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Employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing in the workplace will receive more information and support under new measures to strengthen whistleblowing legislation.

Original consultation


Seeks feedback on whether the whistleblowing framework is operating effectively in today's labour market.

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Consultation description

Whistleblowing is an issue that many people have views and concerns about. As the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 progressed, government made a number of changes to strengthen the whistleblowing protection framework. These changes were introduced to:

  • ensure people only blow the whistle on matters of public interest
  • allow whistleblowing claims to through the Employment Tribunal system without being too easily dismissed for disclosures not being made in good faith
  • introduce a redress route for people who suffer a detriment at the hands of a co-worker for blowing the whistle

Following these changes, we are seeking evidence to help us to look more closely at provisions which were unaffected by the changes implemented through the Act. We will consider whether any aspects of the protections no longer work in the way originally intended and whether further changes are needed in light of that evidence.


The whistleblowing framework: call for evidence

Published 12 July 2013
Last updated 25 June 2014 + show all updates
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