Forty thousand copies of new leaflets urging employees: Don’t turn a blind eye have been distributed to local authorities, the police and fire services, further education colleges and NHS trusts.
Audit Scotland spokesperson Bill Magee said: ‘Every public sector organisation needs to take whistleblowing seriously as it can both detect and prevent financial corruption and mismanagement.’
Harry Templeton, PCW Scottish director, said Scotland lagged behind the rest of the UK in recognising the importance of concerned individuals raising bona fide matters of public concern without fear of reprisals.
He said the law was there to protect those raising matters of concern but organisations ought to make internal procedures available.
The second largest improvement in ‘significant’ levels of financial distress since the EU Referendum was in professional services, found research from Begbies Traynor
Two new audit partners have been appointed at the firm BDO in its audit practice following continued growth and investment
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If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned