Rishi Sunak – 2022 Comments on Post Office Horizon Compensation Scheme

The comments made by Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 22 March 2022.

The Horizon IT dispute has had a devastating impact on postmasters and their families, with many losing their livelihoods or being wrongly convicted for crimes they didn’t commit.

Without the efforts of these postmasters, this terrible injustice may have never been uncovered so it is only right that they are compensated fully and fairly.

That is why we have set up this new compensation scheme for those who played a crucial role bringing this scandal to light, which I hope provides a measure of comfort.