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    Compensation offers made to all but seven postmasters in Horizon Shortfall Scheme: Post Office

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    Post Office has published its latest figures for compensation paid to Horizon victims, saying only seven postmasters are left to receive a compensation offer.

    The firm said 2,410 postmasters in the Horizon Shortfall Scheme have received compensation offers, totalling £100.9 million, as of 27 July. Among these, 2,006 postmasters received a total of £72.7m.

    “Our sole aim is to get full and fair compensation to people as fast as we are able. Offers totalling over £121 million have now been made, with the majority agreed and paid. Substantial interim payments continue in cases not yet resolved,” Simon Recaldin, Post Office’s remediation unit director, said.

    The scheme remains open for late applications and Post Office urged those who think they may be owed compensation to come forward. Offers and payments also continue to be made for these each week, including interim payments in cases that are not yet resolved. Offers of £3.4m and payments of £1.1m have been made so far for late applications.

    Compensation totalling £20.9m has been provided so far to people whose convictions have been overturned by courts.

    All eligible claimants with an overturned conviction, who have applied for an interim payment, have now received a minimum of £163,000.

    In addition to the interim payments, 56 people have agreed settlements totalling over £6.8m for personal damages, and five full and final settlements have been agreed and paid.

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