Post Office IT scandal victims may be disqualified from compensation scheme – The Guardian

‘Scores of post office operators wrongly accused of embezzlement by the Post Office due to faulty accounting software, may be disqualified from a dedicated compensation scheme.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2022

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New Judgment: Zipvit Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (No 2) [2022] UKSC 12 – UKSC Blog

‘This is the second judgment given by the Supreme Court in this case. In the first judgment ([2020] UKSC 15), the Court set out the background to the dispute and made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union, upon which judgment was delivered on the 13th of January 2022. The Supreme Court could then determine this appeal without the need for any further hearing.’

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UKSC Blog, 11th May 2022

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Post Office scandal victims still waiting for compensation – BBC News

‘A year since wrongful convictions of subpostmasters were first overturned, most say they are no closer to agreeing a financial compensation settlement.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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UK to fully compensate postmasters who exposed scandal – BBC News

‘Subpostmasters who helped uncover the Post Office IT scandal but missed out on full compensation are to get payouts under a new government scheme.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2022

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Falsely convicted postal workers must be ‘fully compensated’, says committee – The Guardian

‘The Post Office and the government need to speed up compensation payments to workers who were victims of the Horizon IT scandal, according to a report by an influential group of MPs.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2022

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Wrongly convicted Post Office workers say former bosses should face jail – The Guardian

‘Former Post Office workers who were among those wrongfully convicted for theft, fraud and false accounting have called for the company’s former management to go to jail for their part in the long-running scandal.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2022

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Post Office scandal: Public inquiry to examine wrongful convictions – BBC News

‘The wrongful convictions of hundreds of sub-postmasters and mistresses will be examined by a public inquiry starting on Monday.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2022

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UK taxpayers to pay former Post Office workers up to £1bn compensation – The Guardian

‘UK taxpayers could have to pay as much as £1bn in compensation to former Post Office workers wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Payout offers over Post Office IT scandal sent to less than third of applicants – The Guardian

‘Less than a third of Post Office workers who applied for compensation under a government scheme in the wake of the Horizon IT scandal have received a payout offer, almost 17 months after it closed, MPs have been told.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2022

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Post Office scandal: Government to foot bill for postmasters’ compensation – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2021 in compensation, false accounting, miscarriage of justice, news, postal service, theft by tracey

‘The government has agreed to foot the bill for the compensation of former Post Office workers who were falsely convicted of theft in the long-running Horizon saga.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2021

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Parcel firms face new rules to improve customer service – The Independent

‘The watchdog unveiled plans to impose new rules on the sector, requiring companies to treat their customers more fairly, following a damning study.’

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The Independent, 9th December 2021

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Wrongly convicted post office workers need compensation now, inquiry told – The Guardian

‘The independent inquiry into how hundreds of post office workers were wrongfully accused of theft, fraud and false accounting as a result of computer errors has been urged to demand immediate compensation for those affected.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2021

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Post Office scandal inquiry urged to put more focus on the lawyers – Legal Futures

‘The inquiry into the Post Office Horizon scandal has been urged to put more focus on the role of lawyers in perpetuating the organisation’s intransigence over the IT system’s problems.’

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Legal Futures, 10th September 2021

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Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited: The burden of proof and drawing of inferences in discrimination claims – Littleton Chambers

‘The Supreme Court has delivered a unanimous and emphatic judgment on the burden of proof in discrimination claims. The decision has confirmed that the Claimant bears the initial burden of proof to establish a prima facie case, and so restored the orthodoxy that had been disturbed by the ruling of the EAT earlier in these proceedings. It also offers some useful guidance on the drawing of adverse inferences.’

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Littleton Chambers, 23rd July 2021

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Wrongly convicted Post Office workers to get up to £100,000 interim payouts – The Guardian

‘Post Office workers who have had their convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting – the result of computing errors – quashed will each get an interim compensation payment of up to £100,000 the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Appeal court quashes 12 more convictions in Post Office IT scandal – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2021 in appeals, computer programs, false accounting, fraud, news, postal service by sally

‘The court of appeal has cleared 12 more former post office operators who were wrongly convicted of offences because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2021

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Post Office Horizon scandal: More subpostmasters cleared – BBC News

‘The Court of Appeal has cleared 12 more former subpostmasters who were wrongly convicted of offences during the Post Office Horizon scandal.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2021

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Statutory inquiry announced for sub-postmaster scandal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2021 in computer programs, false accounting, fraud, inquiries, news, postal service by tracey

‘The government has acceded to calls to put the inquiry into the Post Office scandal on a statutory footing – but several questions are likely to be left unanswered for the wrongfully convicted sub-postmasters.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th May 2021

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Former subpostmasters expected to have names cleared after court appeal – The Guardian

‘Dozens of former subpostmasters who were convicted of theft, fraud and false accounting because of the Post Office’s defective Horizon accounting system are expected to finally have their names cleared.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2021

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Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about – BBC News

‘A group of former sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses, who say they were victims of a massive miscarriage of justice, are awaiting a ruling by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2021

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