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Niall Hearty Assesses the Possibility of the SFO Paying Whistleblowers

Author: Niall Hearty  14 February 2024

With the Serious Fraud Office’s Director Nick Ephgrave having spoken of his wish to be able to pay whistleblowers, City AM asked Niall Hearty for his thoughts.

Niall stressed that, at this stage, the idea is purely hypothetical and that as the law stands the SFO cannot offer payments to whistleblowers.

He said that there may be a need to consider new legislation to “get past confidentiality agreements, as we have seen in the US, and protection from retaliation from employers”.

Niall also explained that the Department for Business and Trade had been conducting a review of the country’s whistleblowing framework.This had been expected to be concluded by the end of last year.

The full article can be read here.

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