UK - OPRA received more than 66,000 whistleblowing reports that were so minor they did not affect scheme members.
And chief executive Tony Hobman admitted it was this figure that prompted the regulator to introduce measures to clamp down on minor reports.
He said: “We realised that relatively few of these reports were serious breaches.
“So we have opted for a more risk-based approach in the form of revised guidance for statutory whistleblowers.”
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
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