Public Interest Disclosure Guidance

Date published: 01 October 2017

This is a short guide to the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, which protects workers who ‘blow the whistle’ about wrongdoing. The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (the ‘1999 Order’) contains a schedule detailing the Prescribed Persons to whom a disclosure may be made and a description of matters for which each of those persons is prescribed. The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 replaces the Schedule to the 1999 Order with effect from 6 April 2014.

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