Public Sector and Protected Disclosures - Some UK Lessons

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10th May 8.00 - 10.00am

Please join us for an informal Breakfast Gathering with Richard Smith, Head of Risk Advisory, RSM UK

Our speakers will disucss 'Implementing Public Sector Governance Standards, in particular Protected Disclosure ' and will offer 'some lessons learnt from a UK practitioner’s experience’

UK Whistleblowing legislation, The Public Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), came into force in July 1999 and is now a well established feature of the operations of the UK public sector. Introduced following a series of scandals such as the Clapham Rail Crash and the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. Ireland can take some key learnings on the implementation and evolution of the UK legislation and landmark caselaw, particularly in relation to protected disclosures.

Senior Officials in Government with responsibility for Corporate Governance must ensure effective governance risk and control processes along with the implementation of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. Experts Richard Smith and David Foley will explore key practical considerations and offer tips on how to achieve value adding governance practices using examples from the UK in terms of both internal audit, risk and whistleblowing processes.





Insights into Whistle Blowing  and related legislation on a global basis including recent surveys

Implementation and Practical Pointers for Protected Disclosures                                                                      

  • Whistle to the right tune - the pitfalls, getting it tight and negotiating the legal  framework
  • Why is it important to get right?
  • Qualifying and Protected Disclosures - the dilemma
  • Getting it right - What do good efffective meausres look like?

Questions and Discussion