Chris Hodges appointed Chair of the Independent Governing Body of the Compensation Scheme for post office owners
The UK Government has appointed Emeritus Professor of Justice Systems and expert in alternative dispute resolution, Chris Hodges, as Chair of the Independent Governing Body of the Compensation Scheme for ex gratia payments to post office owners who were affected by the inaccurate financial IT system that The Post Office operated for several years.
A number of sub-postmasters were prosecuted and convicted for fraud, before people realised or accepted that the system, not the people, was seriously flawed. Those convicted brought a Group Action, which the Government settled. The Government has now established an ex gratia compensation scheme for those sub-postmasters who were not convicted. It is overseen by an Independent Board, comprising two politicians who have been lobbying for the victims, and Chris Hodges as Chair.
Details of the scheme can be found on the Gov.uk website.