Bishop of St Albans asks about numbers of whistleblowing cases

The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 19th May 2023:

The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government how many cases of whistleblowing were reported and investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority in (1) 2022, (2) 2021, (3) 2020, and (4) 2019.

Baroness Penn (Con, Treasury Department): The FCA has reported and investigated the following number of whistleblowing cases for each year given:

  • in 2021-2022, 1,119 cases;
  • in 2020-2021, 1,153 cases;
  • in 2019-2020, 1,046 cases;
  • and in 2018-2019, 1,041 cases.

As a Prescribed Person under the Public Interest Disclosure Act, the FCA has made this information publicly available in its Annual Report and Accounts since 2017.

Figures for 2022-2023 will be published in July in the FCA’s upcoming Prescribed Persons report.


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