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www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch live as Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom testifies at Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

Former subpostmaster calls for disbanding the Post Office and criticizes the government's handling of the Horizon scandal.
More than 700 subpostmasters faced criminal convictions due to faulty Horizon system from 1999-2015. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Former Post Office boss stripped of her CBE

Paula Vennells forfeited CBE for bringing the honours system into disrepute.
Government remains committed to compensating wronged subpostmasters and overturning convictions. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Mr Bates vs the Post Office: compensate us before we die

Subpostmasters are experiencing delays in receiving payments from the Horizon scandal compensation scheme, with some dying while they wait.
Alan Bates, the campaigner who fought for justice in the scandal, criticized the fund for being tied up in bureaucracy. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Post Office gaslighted me and turned me into a basket case for years', says victim

Former subpostmaster accuses Post Office of gaslighting and turning her into a 'basket case'
Subpostmaster criticizes red tape and bureaucracy in Horizon scandal compensation schemes [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Watch live as Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom testifies at Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

Former subpostmaster calls for disbanding the Post Office and criticizes the government's handling of the Horizon scandal.
More than 700 subpostmasters faced criminal convictions due to faulty Horizon system from 1999-2015. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

Former Post Office boss stripped of her CBE

Paula Vennells forfeited CBE for bringing the honours system into disrepute.
Government remains committed to compensating wronged subpostmasters and overturning convictions. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Mr Bates vs the Post Office: compensate us before we die

Subpostmasters are experiencing delays in receiving payments from the Horizon scandal compensation scheme, with some dying while they wait.
Alan Bates, the campaigner who fought for justice in the scandal, criticized the fund for being tied up in bureaucracy. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Post Office gaslighted me and turned me into a basket case for years', says victim

Former subpostmaster accuses Post Office of gaslighting and turning her into a 'basket case'
Subpostmaster criticizes red tape and bureaucracy in Horizon scandal compensation schemes [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Those responsible for the Horizon scandal should go to jail', says Kevin Hollinrake

The Post Office minister demands jail time for those behind the Horizon scandal.
Former subpostmaster Alan Bates set to provide evidence at the ongoing Horizon inquiry. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Post Office manager who helped convict sub-postmasters is now handling compensation

Caroline Richards, who played a role in wrongfully convicting a sub-postmistress during the Horizon scandal, now handles victims' compensation claims.
Post Office minister Kevin Hollinrake has introduced legislation to overturn the wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Watch live as Post Office inquiry hears closing statements for Phase 4

Three former subpostmasters had their convictions quashed, bringing the total number of overturned convictions to 100.
Faulty Horizon accounting software led to hundreds of prosecutions of Post Office branch managers. [ more ]
BBC News
5 months ago
UK politics

Must be 'specific reasons' for Post Office chair removal - Labour asks what

The government needs to explain why it sacked the chairman of the Post Office.
The ousted chairman, Henry Staunton, wasn't in post during the Horizon scandal, so there must be specific reasons for his removal. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Postmaster who suffered mental health breakdown sends message to Rishi Sunak

A former postmaster who suffered a mental health breakdown after being accused of theft is calling for closure and accountability
Post Office minister Kevin Hollinrake supports prosecuting and imprisoning those responsible for the Horizon scandal [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Ed Davey facing general election challenge from former Post Office worker

Former Post Office worker challenges Liberal Democrat leader in his constituency over the Horizon scandal.
Accusations that Sir Ed Davey did not ask the right questions and refused to meet with affected sub-postmasters. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Those responsible for the Horizon scandal should go to jail', says Kevin Hollinrake

The Post Office minister demands jail time for those behind the Horizon scandal.
Former subpostmaster Alan Bates set to provide evidence at the ongoing Horizon inquiry. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
UK news

Post Office manager who helped convict sub-postmasters is now handling compensation

Caroline Richards, who played a role in wrongfully convicting a sub-postmistress during the Horizon scandal, now handles victims' compensation claims.
Post Office minister Kevin Hollinrake has introduced legislation to overturn the wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
5 months ago
UK news

Watch live as Post Office inquiry hears closing statements for Phase 4

Three former subpostmasters had their convictions quashed, bringing the total number of overturned convictions to 100.
Faulty Horizon accounting software led to hundreds of prosecutions of Post Office branch managers. [ more ]
BBC News
5 months ago
UK politics

Must be 'specific reasons' for Post Office chair removal - Labour asks what

The government needs to explain why it sacked the chairman of the Post Office.
The ousted chairman, Henry Staunton, wasn't in post during the Horizon scandal, so there must be specific reasons for his removal. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Postmaster who suffered mental health breakdown sends message to Rishi Sunak

A former postmaster who suffered a mental health breakdown after being accused of theft is calling for closure and accountability
Post Office minister Kevin Hollinrake supports prosecuting and imprisoning those responsible for the Horizon scandal [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Ed Davey facing general election challenge from former Post Office worker

Former Post Office worker challenges Liberal Democrat leader in his constituency over the Horizon scandal.
Accusations that Sir Ed Davey did not ask the right questions and refused to meet with affected sub-postmasters. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
EU data protection

Ministers introduce bill to quash convictions of Horizon scandal victims

Legislation to quash convictions of post office operators in Horizon scandal introduced.
The bill aims to exonerate victims of theft, fraud, and false accounting in England and Wales. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
UK news

MPs demand evidence in deeply embarrassing' Post Office row

MPs and Downing Street demand evidence in row between Kemi Badenoch and Henry Staunton.
Political figures prioritize innocent postmasters affected by Horizon scandal. [ more ]
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www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Watch live: Real-life Mr Bates attends government's Post Office inquiry

Alan Bates appears before government inquiry into Post Office scandal
Former subpostmaster leading campaign for justice in Horizon scandal
Push for swift compensation for victims [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Which politicians carry blame in the Post Office IT scandal?

Campaigners have spent decades seeking justice for wronged post office operators in the Horizon scandal, but progress has been slow.
All three major political parties in the UK have faced questions about their role in addressing the scandal and providing compensation. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Post Office victim convinced he was crazy' as he searched for missing money

Subpostmaster describes searching for missing money
Post Office offers compensation to affected Postmasters [ more ]
BBC News
6 months ago
UK politics

Minister details Post Office compensation scheme

The government plans to bring in legislation to address the Horizon scandal
Former sub-postmasters and postmistresses seeking exoneration and compensation will have to sign a statement confirming they did not commit crimes [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Sunak confirms wrongly convicted subpostmasters to be exonerated

Rishi Sunak announces new legislation to exonerate wrongly convicted Post Office branch managers in the Horizon scandal.
There will be a new upfront payment of £75,000 for some of those affected. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Post Office scandal latest: Announcement on quashing convictions imminent'

Rishi Sunak is considering an emergency bill to quash all 800 Horizon scandal convictions.
The government is expected to announce a legislative plan in the coming days to address the scandal. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Watch live: Real-life Mr Bates attends government's Post Office inquiry

Alan Bates appears before government inquiry into Post Office scandal
Former subpostmaster leading campaign for justice in Horizon scandal
Push for swift compensation for victims [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
UK politics

Which politicians carry blame in the Post Office IT scandal?

Campaigners have spent decades seeking justice for wronged post office operators in the Horizon scandal, but progress has been slow.
All three major political parties in the UK have faced questions about their role in addressing the scandal and providing compensation. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Post Office victim convinced he was crazy' as he searched for missing money

Subpostmaster describes searching for missing money
Post Office offers compensation to affected Postmasters [ more ]
BBC News
6 months ago
UK politics

Minister details Post Office compensation scheme

The government plans to bring in legislation to address the Horizon scandal
Former sub-postmasters and postmistresses seeking exoneration and compensation will have to sign a statement confirming they did not commit crimes [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Sunak confirms wrongly convicted subpostmasters to be exonerated

Rishi Sunak announces new legislation to exonerate wrongly convicted Post Office branch managers in the Horizon scandal.
There will be a new upfront payment of £75,000 for some of those affected. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Post Office scandal latest: Announcement on quashing convictions imminent'

Rishi Sunak is considering an emergency bill to quash all 800 Horizon scandal convictions.
The government is expected to announce a legislative plan in the coming days to address the scandal. [ more ]
morecompensation
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Update law on computer evidence to avoid Horizon repeat, ministers urged

Ministers need to update the law to acknowledge that computers are fallible to prevent future scandals like the Horizon scandal.
The current legal presumption that computers are reliable reverses the burden of proof normally applied in criminal cases. [ more ]
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