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You can use this template to help you write a letter to your employer asking for feedback on whistleblowing concerns that you have raised. You can find more information about asking for feedback here. Download the template (doc) Download an example of how to use this template (pdf)

Raising a whistleblowing concern

You can use this template to help you write a letter to your employer raising your whistleblowing concerns. We have more detailed guidance about raising whistleblowing concerns here. Download the template (doc) Download an example of how to use this template (pdf)

Weekly News Round-Up / 09 March

Your weekly dose of what’s up in whistleblowing. Environmental whistleblowing  From 2010-2019, The Environment Agency (EA) visited 403 of England’s 7,000 sewage waste sites. The EA excuses the infrequent practises claiming they have other methods to scrutinise the compliance of these areas. Several EA and water company insiders knew the system would be a bad … Read more

Weekly News Round-Up / 01 Mar

Your weekly dose of what’s up in whistleblowing. Environmental whistleblowing  Careful considerations are to be made when purchasing sustainable or eco-friendly alternatives as EU crackdown sheds light on inflated safety claims. 54% of claims are found to be ‘vague, misleading or unfounded.’ (The Guardian) + A group of researchers have raised a complaint against Tesco … Read more

Weekly News Round-Up / 22 Feb

Your weekly dose of what’s up in whistleblowing. Environmental whistleblowing  ClientEarth argues the Financial Conduct Authority acted unlawfully when approving prospectus of UK oil and gas company Ithaca Energy PLC, so filing case against UK financial Regulator for failing to describe climate-related risks. (ClientEarth)  + New legislation to crack the whip on unproven environmental assertions … Read more

Update on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill 

Update on the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill This month saw the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill debated in the Lords for it's Second Reading. The bill introduces new powers for Companies House, tightens up rules for Limited Partnerships and introduces new intelligence gathering powers for law enforcement.  It is a follow up ... Read more

Weekly News Round-Up / 15 Feb

Your weekly dose of what’s up in whistleblowing. Whistleblowers fighting sexism, harassment and abuse.  A “closing of ranks around unacceptable behaviour” in the TSSA union was found by Baroness Kennedy in her independent inquiry – a sure way to silence potential whistleblowers. “Wilful blindness” and sexist behaviour was reported throughout leadership. (The Guardian) + McDonald’s has … Read more

European Court backs LuxLeaks Whistleblower in his decision to expose tax avoidance in the public interest

LONDON, 14 February 2023: Protect, the UK’s leading whistleblowing charity, has applauded a decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to rule in favour of ‘Luxleaks’ whistleblower, Raphael Halet. In a judgment published this morning, the court has reversed a previous decision by the lower chamber – which upheld the decision of the ... Read more

Weekly News Round-Up / 07 Feb

Your weekly dose of what’s up in whistleblowing. Whistleblowers at the heart of government. Boris Johnson prioritises animal charity during Afghan evacuation. (The Guardian) + Josie Stewart came forward this week during an interview claiming the Civil Service has become “dangerously politicised”, as well as calling for an external body allowing Civil Servants to safely … Read more