POST OFFICE: HORIZON SCANDAL – CORE PARTICIPANT STATUS CONFIRMED
Further to LTB305/21 dated 23rd July. Branches are advised we have now received formal confirmation from Sir Wyn Williams, Chair of the Horizon IT Inquiry that the CWU has been designated as a “Core Participant” for the purposes of the inquiry.
Sir Wyn notes the following in his confirmation letter:
“The matters which are likely to be of particular interest to the CWU include the extent of any organisational and cultural changes implemented within Post Office Limited (“POL”) since the conclusion of the Post Office Group Litigation, together with the suitability of existing arrangements between POL and subpostmasters to enable the latter to operate their businesses effectively.”
We are obviously pleased with this development and have already started working with the Research Department on a further written submission to the inquiry and will also be in contact with Sir Wyn Williams’ team to discuss and agree next steps in terms of our participation in the next phase of this critical inquiry.
Further developments will be reported.