Post Office response to Horizon IT inquiry moving to statutory footing
Today (19 May 2021) Postal Affairs Minister Paul Scully updated the House of Commons that the Horizon IT inquiry will now have a statutory footing.Nick Read, Chief Executive of the Post Office, said:“There can only be closure for victims of the Horizon scandal by establishing a comprehensive picture of what went wrong. “As I have said previously, Post Office will support and co-operate with any in
Postmaster remuneration for Royal Mail products and services
Last December, Post Office and Royal Mail agreed a new Mails Distribution Agreement. Post Office has now begun a consultation with all Postmasters on how it proposes to change the remuneration structure and as part of this, Postmasters will receive specific data in relation to their branch or branches.Overall Postmasters will benefit from an estimated additional £10 million worth of remuneration c
UK’S Oldest postmistress (93) makes difficult decision to retire from the job she has loved for 60 years
Claverley Postmistress, Kay White, who is the UK’s oldest Postmistress, has made the difficult decision to retire at 93-years-old after one last Christmas serving customers.
Post Office statement on Southwark Crown Court appeals
Southwark Crown Court today (11 December 2020) formally acquitted six former postmasters, referred by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) earlier this year, in uncontested appeals. The Post Office informed the Court and appellants in October that it would not oppose the appeals, which related to convictions in Magistrates’ Courts between 2003-2013, in which Post Office acted as prosecutor.
Post Office welcomes Government’s significant investment and funding settlement
The Postal Affairs Minister has today announced that the Post Office will receive a £177 million capital investment over a 12-month period in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
Historical Shortfall Scheme - Reminder of closing date
More than 700 applications so far Claims scheme offers redress to postmasters Independent advisory panel will assess claims The Post Office is reminding current and former postmasters there is a month left to apply to the claims scheme for those who believe they have experienced shortfalls related to previous versions of its computer system Horizon.The Historical Shortfall Scheme was launched on
Post Office statement on Government announcement of independent review
The UK Government today (10 June) announced that it will shortly launch an independent review into the Post Office Ltd Horizon IT system.A Post Office spokesperson said:“The Post Office welcomes the review announced by the Government and we will of course fully and positively engage. It is as much in the interests of Post Office as it is in the interests of postmasters to ensure that issues of the
Mountain of Mail sent to Marston Moretaine Post Office to mark Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday
A mountain of 125,000 birthday cards, gifts and donations of more than £60,000 have been sent to Marston Moretaine Post Office for fundraising legend Captain Tom Moore to mark his 100th birthday on 30 April.
Post Office response to Group Litigation Judgment
The Group Litigation (Bates v Post Office) was concluded on 11 December 2019 when the parties reached a comprehensive resolution in full and final settlement of this litigation, following several days of mediation.
Joint Press Statement - Resolution to the Group Litigation proceedings (Bates v Post Office Limited)
The Parties to the Group Litigation in Bates v Post Office are pleased to report that they have reached a comprehensive resolution to their long-running litigation in the High Court.
Head to the Baltic or Balkans for a bargain Christmas Market break
Riga is cheapest of 13 European cities surveyed for a Christmas Markets break (www.postoffice.co.uk/christmasmarkets) for the third year runningRunner-up Zagreb has narrowly beaten Tallinn, where prices are down 13 per centLille is best value in Western Europe, thanks to a 17 per cent year-on-year price fallPost Office research found that two-night breaks cost less this year in seven of 10 cities
First-time buyers (FTBs) saving for their dream starter-home deposit in just 3.6 years
Post Office Money research reveals average time to save for a deposit has decreased year over year FTB households save a combined £843 a month towards a deposit, on average; 21% of the total FTB household income Majority of FTBs will also receive some financial support, only 29% save solo One in three FTBs work overtime to supplement their deposit savings, while 14% will take on an additional j