Wrongfully convicted postmasters to receive £600,000 compensation
The UK government has announced that postmasters wrongfully convicted in the Horizon accounting scandal will be offered £600,000 in compensation. Over 700 postmasters faced prosecution for crimes such as fraud and theft due to faulty accounting software. So far, 86 convictions have been overturned, resulting in at least £51.6 million being paid out. The compensation offer is in addition to covering legal fees and postmasters can choose to continue with the existing legal process if they do not accept the offer.