Not UK Law yet but interesting never the less, the Australian Government introduced, on 7 December 2017, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017 ('the Bill'), to the Senate. The Bill follows a consultation launched on 23 October 2017, which, if enacted, will consolidate and expand the existing private sector whistleblowing regime in Australia.
The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O'Dwyer, outlined that "the Bill is a significant milestone because it creates a single, enhanced whistleblower protection regime to cover the corporate and financial sectors." Moreover, the Bill introduces new regimes that apply to whistleblower disclosures received from 1 July 2018, and disclosures can relate to misconduct that occurred before 1 July 2018. Furthermore, whistleblowers will also have access to compensation and enhanced protection against victimisation after 1 July 2018, regardless of when the disclosure was made. The Government is considering the remaining recommendations and will release its response in due course.