Fujitsu Horizon scandal: Postmasters offered £600k compensation for wrongful conviction

Ups the compensation offer from the original £100k

John Leonard
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Fujitsu Horizon scandal: Postmasters offered £600k compensation for wrongful conviction
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Fujitsu Horizon scandal: Postmasters offered £600k compensation for wrongful conviction

The government has announced a new fixed compensation payment of £600,000 for victims of the Post Office Horizon scandal.

Compensation will be available to any of the convicted postmasters and subpostmasters who have had their convictions overturned. So far, that amounts to 86 people, out of a total of 700 who were pr...

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