Computer Weekly: Post Office Horizon scandal explained

Post Office Horizon scandal: Everything you need to know

Computer Weekly has investigated the Post Office Horizon scandal since 2008 and is, in fact, part of the story. This guide contains essential information about the scandal


The Post Office Horizon scandal, extensively covered by Computer Weekly since 2008, is one of the most significant legal issues in recent UK history. This scandal involves the wrongful prosecution of hundreds of subpostmasters based on faulty data from the Horizon IT system.

Background of the Post Office Horizon Scandal

The Post Office Horizon scandal began in 2000 with the introduction of the Horizon IT system.

Many subpostmasters were falsely accused of theft, fraud, and false accounting due to errors in the Horizon system. Computer Weekly’s investigative reporting has played a crucial role in uncovering the truth behind the Post Office Horizon scandal

Former Post Office chair ‘regrets’ keeping critical Horizon report secret

Tim Parker, chairman of the Post Office from 2015 to 2022, admits he should not have accepted legal advice to prevent release of a review that could have supported victims of the Horizon scandal

Former Post Office chair Tim Parker said he “regrets” taking advice from the organisation’s legal chief to keep…

Former Fujitsu engineer says Post Office ‘trapped’ him into giving incomplete evidence

Gareth Jenkins turned his fire on the Post Office on the final day of his marathon evidence session at the Post Office public inquiry

A former senior Fujitsu engineer claims he was “trapped” into giving misleading evidence by the Post Office during…

Experts shocked by ‘extraordinary’ claim made by Post Office IT expert witness

A former Fujitsu engineer made an ‘unbelievable’ claim about evidence he gave in witness statements when acting as an expert witness during Post Office prosecutions of subpostmasters

A former Fujitsu engineer who gave evidence for the Post Office during trials of subpostmasters has made an “extraordinary”…

Numbers prove former subpostmaster federation boss’s ignorance over Post Office scandal

George Thomson is ignoring the numbers when he downplays subpostmaster prosecutions based on Horizon data

The former National Federation of Subpostmasters (NFSP) boss has downplayed the volume of prosecutions of subpostmasters…

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