EU strengthens whistleblower protections
EU states have two years to bring in agreed new legal protection for whistleblowers.
EU states have two years to bring in agreed new legal protection for whistleblowers. Robert McCoy is one such person who exposed systemic fraud over the award of contracts in the European Union, and tells us about the toll it took on his life to come forward. Virginie Roziere is a former Member of the European Parliament, who helped steer the new legislation through its various stages, and explains how complainants will be protected in Europe. And we hear from Paul Boyle, who was chief audit officer for the insurance firm Aviva, and is now chairman of the trustees at Protect, which has helped 40,000 workers raise concerns. Also in the programme, as the UK draws closer to the 31st October Brexit date, our reporter heads to a government-run roadshow event to hear what businesses should be doing to prepare. Plus, we hear from Dr Stuart Keel of the World Health Organisation about the possible negative impact on our eyesight of spending too much time indoors staring at screens.