Non-Executive Directors (‘NEDs’) are not protected under the UK’s whistleblowing law, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1988. Given that they sit in senior positions and may be privy to potential public interest wrongdoing, this needs to change argues UK whistleblowing charity Protect. The UK whistleblowing law – the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) – is out-of-date. It is not protecting as many people as it should.
Protect, the UK’s whistleblowing charity, has launched a campaign, ‘Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law’ to update the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 as too many people are not protected – including NEDs. Protect like many others were disappointed to not see an employment bill within the recent Queen’s speech. The Government have promised to carry out a review of UK whistleblowing framework and the campaign will call on the Government to keep this pledge.
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