PAC report shows the need to learn the lessons of Mid-Staffs

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report into whistleblowing across the public sector, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"The PAC is absolutely right that whistleblowing must be encouraged. Some of the findings in the report are damning, and suggest there is a culture of secrecy in too much of the public sector. It's vital we learn the lessons of Mid-Staffs and allow people to speak up when they see taxpayers' money being wasted or services not delivering. Though the practice often asks tough questions, it is a crucial tool to increase the accountability of those in charge and to ensure our public services work as well as possible for the people who need them."

TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

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Andy Silvester
Campaign Manager, The TaxPayers' Alliance
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113

Notes to editors

1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and now with 80,000 supporters, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) fights to reform taxes, cut spending and protect taxpayers. Find out more about the TaxPayers' Alliance at
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