Whistleblowing: the case for financial incentives

UK authorities are edging closer to offering bounties to encourage whistleblowers


Buried in the policy document that launches the UK's new "FBI-style" National Crime Agency, the Home Office recently revealed that it "will consider the case for incentivising whistleblowing, including the provision of financial incentives", and is making plans to examine the financial reward provisions offered to citizens under the US False Claims Act. This development has reinvigorated the debate on whether the existing UK legislative regime in respect of whistleblowing needs to be

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