Resources & Policy

Legislation

Freedom of Information Act 2014

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 was signed into law on 14th October 2014. The Act replaces the 1997 and 2003 Acts and introduces a number of changes to the Freedom of Information scheme and widens the range of bodies to which the FOI legislation applies.


Protected Disclosures Act 2014

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 was signed into law on 8th July 2014. The Act provides comprehensive whistleblower protection across all sectors of the economy. The Act includes a prohibition on penalising workers who make protected disclosures and a wide definition of ‘worker’ to include employees, contractors, agency workers and work experience students.