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APPG on Whistleblowing launch survey

The recently formed All-Party Parliamentary Group on Whistleblowing (APPG on Whistleblowing), a group of peers and MPs who through research and debate are campaigning for better protection for whistleblowers. The APPG on Whistleblowing, initiated by WBUK, have launched a survey to collect the experiences of whistleblowers from as many different sectors and industries as possible.  … Read more

CMA calls for more whistleblowers to expose business cartels with new national awareness campaign

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest cartel awareness campaign aims to educate businesses about which practices are illegal and is urging people to come forward if they suspect a business has taken part in cartel behaviour, such as fixing prices or rigging contracts. The campaign is targeting industries including construction, manufacturing, recruitment, estate agents … Read more

Protect welcomes new trustee

Protect welcomes new trustee and employment lawyer David Widdowson, who has extensive whistleblowing expertise, to the Protect Board. David is a long-standing member of the Employment Lawyers Association, and a member and subsequent chair of a working party which commented on the two abortive private members bills and then on the bill which became the … Read more

The 10 Dos and Don’ts for today’s corporate whistleblower

by Protect Patron Michael Woodford Michael Woodford, former President and CEO of Olympus Corporation exposed a £1.1bn scandal and left in fear for his life after unearthing a web of corruption within the company just weeks after being appointed as chief executive in 2011. His actions led to two senior Olympus board members being sentenced … Read more

Protect’s Whistleblowing Benchmark launches

Protect’s unique 360° Benchmark – designed to help organisations with best practice whistleblowing arrangements – officially launched at event ‘Whistleblowing in the Modern Workplace’  held at law firm Howard Kennedy.  Developed with a financial working group, the 360° Benchmark works by identifying gaps and providing organisations with an action plan on how to improve. Protect Chief Executive Francesca … Read more

Protect pays tribute to whistleblowers in a joint Guardian exhibition to mark its 25th anniversary

  Whistleblowing charity Protect – which turns 25 this month – have paid tribute to whistleblowers who made a difference by speaking out about wrongdoing with an exhibition at The Guardian. The Protect 25th exhibition, ‘Whistleblowers and their impact on Society’ featured photographs and stories from whistleblowers from all sectors. Protect Chief Executive Francesca West … Read more