Whistleblowers exposing 30% more Whitehall frauds
Whistleblowers have help expose 30% more Whitehall frauds following the introduction of new legislature, statistics by the Treasury have revealed.
Charity body, Public Concern at Work, will tell MPs today that the number of frauds exposed in Whitehall have risen from 480 as reported in 1995/96 to 898 in 2002/03 – with 427 of these frauds discovered by whistleblowing, the FT reported.
The value of these frauds is estimated at £4.3m
The increase in the number of frauds being exposed follows the introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure Act five years ago.
The Act defends and offer unlimited compensation to whistleblowers in both the private and public sectors.