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25 Jul 10:55am

UK government sets aside up to £233m to cover Post Office payouts

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Hundreds of people running post offices were forced to pay out for shortfalls caused by faulty Horizon computer system The government has set aside as much as £233m to cover payouts from the Post Office to wronged postmasters who were forced to cover shortfalls caused by a broken computer system. State aid disclosures analysed by the Guardian show that taxpayers’ share of funding for the payments could be significantly larger than the £153m which the Post Office has reserved to make restitution to the postmasters.
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