Horizon IT System: Compensation

(asked on 26th February 2024) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business and Trade:

To ask His Majesty's Government what is the (1) highest, and (3) lowest, amount of compensation requested by sub-postmasters following the Post Office Horizon scandal; and what proportion of the requested amounts have been paid.

Answered by
Lord Offord of Garvel Portrait
Lord Offord of Garvel
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)
This question was answered on 15th March 2024

Compensation offers depend on the compensation claim submitted. The total so far paid to the 102 postmasters whose convictions have been overturned is over £38 million, and £34 million has been paid out to 477 GLO claimants. This covers both interim payments and full and final settlements. Postmasters who claimed through the original Horizon Shortfall Scheme (HSS) have now all had offers and 242 offers have been made to late applicants. To date, £107 million has been paid out to all HSS claimants. We publish monthly data on claims received. The most recent monthly data can be found here:


The amounts awarded to individuals are not revealed out of respect for individuals’ privacy.

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