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SYSC 18.1 Application

SYSC 18.1.1G

1This chapter is relevant to every firm to the extent that the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 ("PIDA") applies to it.

Purpose

SYSC 18.1.2GRP
  1. (1)

    The purposes of this chapter are:

    1. (a)

      to remind firms of the provisions of PIDA; and

    2. (b)

      to encourage firms to consider adopting and communicating to workers appropriate internal procedures for handling workers' concerns as part of an effective risk management system.

  2. (2)

    In this chapter "worker" includes, but is not limited to, an individual who has entered into a contract of employment.

SYSC 18.1.3G

The guidance in this chapter concerns the effect of PIDA in the context of the relationship between firms and the FCA. It is not comprehensive guidance on PIDA itself.