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Post Office and Horizon

Inquiry

This inquiry explores issues emerging from the Horizon IT Court cases, looking at the impact on sub-postmasters and its effect on the future viability of the Post Office, and examining the lessons the Government and Post Office Ltd have learned from a scandal which saw hundreds of sub-postmasters accused of fraud.

In the 2017-19 Parliament, the Committee undertook an inquiry on the Future of the Post Office network (the Horizon case was live at that time and sub-judice so the Committee were unable to take specific evidence on that aspect) which made recommendations to the Government and the Post Office Limited.

In the current Parliament, the BEIS Committee has taken evidence on Post Office & Horizon but later planned sessions were cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19. The BEIS Committee followed up on the issues raised through correspondence from Darren Jones, BEIS Committee Chair, to a number of relevant parties.

The Committee is likely to return to the issues raised once the Independent Review into the Post Office Ltd has been completed.  

Read the call for evidence for further information.

Visit our news story for further information.

Work news

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Government concede to BEIS Committee recommendations to protect and compensate Horizon sub-postmasters
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee publishes Government response to Post Office and Horizon Interim Report
27 April 2022
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Post Office and Horizon IT scandal – Government and Post Office must take urgent action on compensation for sub-postmasters
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee publishes a report on Post Office and Horizon
17 February 2022
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Committee holds evidence session on Post Office & Horizon and compensation for sub-postmasters
Committee to hold an evidence session looking into compensation for sub-postmasters who were prosecuted or otherwise affected by problems with the Post Office’s Horizon IT system
6 January 2022
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Committee holds evidence session on Post Office & Horizon and compensation for sub-postmasters
Committee to hold an evidence session looking into compensation for sub-postmasters who were prosecuted or otherwise affected by problems with the Post Office’s Horizon IT system
13 December 2021
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Darren Jones welcomes move to put post office inquiry on statutory basis
Darren Jones has commented on the statement from Paul Scully announcing that the independent inquiry into the Post Office’s Horizon IT scandal is to be put on a statutory footing.
19 May 2021
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Post Office & Horizon inquiry – update
Committee looks at the impact on sub-postmasters and its effect on the future viability of the Post Office
5 October 2020
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Committee publish Horizon IT scandal letters
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee publishes Post Office, Fujitsu, Paula Vennells & BEIS Minister responses
25 June 2020
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BEIS Chair writes to Post Office & Fujitsu
BEIS Chair writes to Post Office & Fujitsu
3 June 2020
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Committee begins inquiry on Post Office and Horizon
BEIS Committee begins its inquiry on the Post Office and Horizon on the morning
9 March 2020
Total results 9 (page 1 of 1)

Contact us

  • Email: beiscom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8586 (General) / 020 7219 0258 (Media)
  • Address: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA