Compensation for wronged postmasters expected by August – Hollinrake
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Compensation for wronged postmasters expected by August – Hollinrake

Mr Hollinrake stated that he aims to reduce bureaucracy for sub-postmasters and welcomed the Post Office boss’s promise to streamline the process due to concerning evidence of complexity and delays.

He emphasized the need to accelerate every part of the process and made these comments during the same Commons Business and Trade Committee hearing at which Alan Bates, the former subpostmaster who led the campaign for justice in the Horizon scandal, appeared.

Mr Bates criticized the delays in compensation, describing the process as ‘madness’ and expressed frustration over the lack of transparency.

Furthermore, Mr Hollinrake expressed his belief that those responsible for the Horizon scandal at the Post Office should be jailed, stating that individuals found to be to blame should be criminally prosecuted and potentially go to jail as a deterrent and to ensure accountability.