The Whistleblowing Commission
About the Commission
The Commission was established in February 2013 by the charity Public Concern at Work (PCaW) to examine the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK and to make recommendations for change.
In March 2013 we issued a consultation document. We received 142 responses. Those responding included a broad mix of employers, lawyers, academics, trade unions, politicians and whistleblowers. We also commissioned a survey of UK business practice which was conducted by PCaW and Ernst & Young (EY) in September 2013. Other research that has informed the Commission includes: “Whistleblowing: the inside story” a report prepared by PCaW and the University of Greenwich in May 2013, a PCaW and Slater & Gordon report “Silence in the city: whistleblowing in financial services” and a June 2013 survey of public attitudes towards whistleblowing.
This report represents the unanimous view of the Commissioners taking into account this material.