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Updated prescribed persons list published for whistleblowing employees


BIS has published a document entitled ‘Guidance Whistleblowing: list of prescribed people and bodies’ which provides an updated list of prescribed people and bodies to whom workers can report malpractice, other than their employer. The guidance points out that if workers decide to blow the whistle to a prescribed person rather than their employer, they must make sure that they have chosen the correct person or body for the issue. The document provides a list of the prescribed persons and bodies to whom a disclosure can be made and there is also a brief description about the matters that can be reported to each prescribed person. Employers who have chosen to include a list of prescribed persons/bodies in their whistle=blowing policy are advised to ensure the list is up-to-date. 

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