The Year to Review Your Whistleblowing Policy

September 29, 2014

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has placed an increased emphasis on whistleblowing activity, both in relation to whistleblowing within authorised firms and the process of whistleblowing to the regulator. In March 2014, the FCA’s annual business plan included “Enhancing whistleblowing activity” as one of its priorities for the year. And the July 2014 report by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority considered the merits of financial incentives for whistleblowing to the regulator. This increased emphasis on transparency of whistleblowing reports and whistleblowing activities should be of importance to authorised firms.

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