SFO director support for whistleblower incentives enough to drive change?

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When the new director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said in his maiden speech he favored paying whistleblowers in exchange for information, he might not have been fully aware of the implications.

Nick Ephgrave said financially incentivizing whistleblowers had “many benefits,” adding the United Kingdom has “fantastic legislation” allowing the SFO and other agencies to encourage assisting offenders to help progress large investigations quicker.

The problem, he said, is the country seems reluctant culturally to use the tools at its disposal.

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