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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

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

Help Me Root Out The Lack of Transparency in the Utility Sector

A whistleblower who raised concerns about OFGEM and the repercussions he has suffered as a consequence of doing so, has launched a crowdjustice page to raise urgently needed funds to fight his legal battle. Greg Pytel,  an economist with oversight of the rollout of the £10.9bn smart meter programme, raised concerns about OFGEM, but says, … Read more

Protect attend Internal Fraud Conference

Protect’s Chief Executive, Francesca West will be presenting at an internal fraud conference aimed at HR professionals this week. Hosted by Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, in collaboration with expert organisations in HR and recruitment, Internal Fraud for HR and Recruitment Professionals, held at BMA House, on Wednesday, September  26, utilises the latest statistics … Read more

Protect at Charity People & Culture Conference

The Charity People & Culture Conference, which Protect attended was a successful event aimed at instilling a positive working culture and putting in place the right strategies, processes and systems to build motivated and effective teams. Protect Business Support Executive, Mark Thomas, said, “As a whole the event was a very inspirational experience, an engaging day in … Read more

Stronger new laws for EU leaves UK whistleblowers behind

UK whistleblowers will be ‘Brexit casualties’ as the EU gets set to shake up whistleblowing bringing in ground-breaking legal measures protecting both public and private sectors. The EU move on introducing a whistleblowing Directive – set to be made into whistleblowing legislation and policy – follows years of campaigning by NGOs, trade unions and journalists … Read more

Protect welcomes new financial reporting council (FRC) governance code

Protect has welcomed a new UK Corporate Governance Code by the FRC which is hoped will strengthen whistleblowing in the workplace. Protect Chief Executive, Francesca West said, “We are pleased the FRC took on our board our recommendations as whistleblowing is vital for a transparent and accountable organisation.” Following consultation, the new shorter, sharper Code, … Read more

PCaW turns 25 and changes name to Protect

Protect Chief Executive Francesca West, said, “ We aim to protect workers’ rights, organisations’ reputations, and wider society, by encouraging safe and responsible whistleblowing. We believe that whistleblowing ultimately protects customers, beneficiaries, staff and the organisation itself.” In our 25-year history we have supported more than 40,000 people. The first whistleblowing organisation in the UK, … Read more