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

CEO of company tells MPs that only 777 have so far been made out of 2,500 applications despite scheme closing in August 2020

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.

The Horizon IT system installed by the Post Office and supplied by Fujitsu falsely suggested there were cash shortfalls, leading to 736 unsafe convictions for theft, fraud and false accounting in one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history.

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