Whistleblowing and Scottish and Northern Ireland banknotes
Whistleblowing is when an employee reports suspected wrongdoing at work. The Bank of England is a 'prescribed person;, which means that you can make a whistleblowing disclosure about the Scottish and Northern Ireland banknote regime to us instead of your employer. This is generally referred to as 'making a disclosure in the public interest'. An employee can report things that are not right, are illegal or if anyone at work is neglecting their duties, including:
- someone’s health and safety is in danger
- damage to the environment
- a criminal offence
- the company is not obeying the law
- covering up wrongdoing.
We encourage employees of the Scottish and Northern Ireland issuing banks and their approved agents to first use the whistleblowing procedures available in their workplace. If there are not any, or if you do not feel able to do so, you can contact us on +44 (0)20 3461 8703 during office hours. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: IAWB Team, Legal Directorate, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH.
Disclosures made to us will be dealt with by a dedicated whistleblowing function.