Britain Considering Reward System For Whistleblowers

October 23rd, 2013 by Qui Tam

Much like the United States, Britain is considering rewarding whistleblowers in order to encourage more to come forward in an effort to uncover fraud and other white-collar crimes.

The U.K. Home Office and other government agencies will examine the qui tam provisions of the U.S.  Under these provisions, whistleblowers receive a percentage of any financial penalties received when they work with prosecutors and regulators to uncover fraud.

The National Crime Agency (“NCA”) is Britain’s attempt to form a national police agency similar to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) here in the U.S.

For more information, please see:
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/britain-weighs-creating-system-to-reward-whistle-blowers/?_r=1

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