4 in 10 U.K. employers support whistleblowers

Finance minister recommends laws to protect whistleblowers
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/23/2008

Only 40 per cent of businesses in the United Kingdom have policies in place to help whistleblowers, according to a recent report.

U.K. businesses do not make the top 10 list of countries that accommodate whistleblowing, coming 16th out of 33 and behind the United States. The list was released by consulting firm Grant Thornton International.

Brazilian businesses top the list, with 85 per cent making some provision for staff who report business malpractice. Scandinavian economies Denmark and Sweden follow, while even countries such as the Philippines and Armenia have a better rate of whistleblower support than the U.K.