Parliament to outsource whistleblowing procedure amid bullying claims

Extracts from an article by Rhiannon Curry, business reporter for The Telegraph.

“Parliamentary authorities are to outsource complaint and whistle-blowing processes for the staff of MPs and peers after widespread bullying was revealed in Westminster.

An initial tender notice for a contract has been circulated, data company Tussell found, and although the contract has not yet been given a value, Parliament’s accounting officer David Natzler estimated in a memo earlier this year that such a move could cost the taxpayer up to £500,000 annually.

Parliament has been forced to consider outsourcing its human resources services after a survey of parliamentary staff at the end of 2017 found that one in five people working in Westminster had faced sexual harassment.”

Read the full article on The Telegraph website.

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