Consultation outcome

Whistleblowing: prescribed persons - reporting requirements

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The government response explains what should be included in the annual report of whistleblowing disclosures.

Detail of feedback received

We received 49 responses from:

  • members of the public
  • prescribed persons
  • regulators
  • trade unions
  • a business representative organisation
  • legal representatives

Original consultation


Seeks views on the implementation of a legal power requiring prescribed persons to report on whistleblowing disclosures.

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Consultation description

If a worker feels they can’t tell their employer about suspected wrongdoing at work, they can contact a prescribed person. These are mainly regulators but include other bodies and individuals such as MPs.

This consultation seeks views on the practical implementation of a legal power in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which will require certain prescribed persons to report annually on the whistleblowing disclosures that they receive.


Published 1 August 2014
Last updated 12 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.
  2. First published.