Protected Disclosures Annual Report 2021

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of a report each year relating to the number of protected disclosures made in the preceding year and any actions taken in response to such disclosures.

No protected disclosures were received by the National Treasury Management Agency in the reporting period up to 31st December 2021.

The NTMA has a Reporting of “Relevant Wrongdoing” and Protected Disclosures Policy which is reviewed by the NTMA Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) annually and was most recently approved by the ARC in March 2022.

This policy promotes principles of good corporate governance by providing a procedure for reporting and addressing concerns about possible relevant wrongdoing within the meaning of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. The policy applies to all NTMA “workers” and makes provision for disclosure of relevant information either internally through a line manager or the NTMA’s Head of Compliance or externally by means of a “Nominated Person” (as defined in the Policy).

The NTMA Head of Compliance and the Nominated Person (where so advised) are then required to report to the Chairperson of the ARC. The ARC is responsible for the ownership of the Reporting of “Relevant Wrongdoing” and Protected Disclosure Policy insofar as it relates to the functions of NTMA, oversight of its implementation with regard to these functions and oversight of investigations to include liaison with the NTMA Head of Compliance to ensure any reports received are properly evaluated and investigated.