The Caithness Business Index has posted the following article:

Compensation Scheme For Postmasters Who Helped Expose Post Office Horizon Scandal Unveiled By Business Secretary

New compensation scheme unveiled for postmasters who were first to take legal action against Post Office over the Horizon IT scandal delivered by government and overseen by an independent advisory board, the scheme will enable these postmasters to claim reasonable legal fees Business Secretary Grant Shapps: "Today's compensation scheme will ensure that these trailblazing postmasters who did so much to uncover this injustice receive the compensation they deserve." Postmasters who played a key role in exposing the Post Office Horizon IT scandal from the 1990s will be able to access the compensation they deserve, thanks to a new funding scheme unveiled by Business Secretary Grant Shapps today (7 December). In 2019, 555 postmasters who had taken the first legal action against the Post Office over Horizon received 43 million plus legal costs in a settlement. [Read Full Article]