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Horizon Inquiry - new statutory powers

May 19, 2021 |

The NFSP welcomes the announcement that the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry will be given more powers and converted to a statutory inquiry from June 1.

The Inquiry will be able to compel witnesses and demand documentary evidence. The NFSP has already supported and contributed to the Inquiry in a number of ways and we will continue to do in any further way Sir Wyn Williams, the Inquiry Chair, sees fit. The NFSP is committed to ensuring that nothing like the Horizon scandal ever happens again.

We believe that those who suffered due to Post Office’s way of dealing with shortfalls and issues with the Horizon system should be appropriately recompensed and have their reputations restored. We do not feel it is right that any GLO claimant should have received, via the settlement reached in late 2019, less than the value of the historic losses they were held responsible for. We have raised this issue on numerous occasions with Government and PO.