Post Office’s Horizon IT – an unusual case study?


By Tony Collins

post office logoIn the House of Commons in December Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen spoke about his constituent Michael Rudkin, a former Post Office subpostmaster.

Rudkin was a magistrate. He also served as the most senior member on the national executive of the National Federation of SubPostmasters. He  was chairman of the Federation’s negotiating committee, responsible for negotiations with Post Office Ltd and Royal Mail Group.

In 2008, after Post Office accounts showed a loss of £44,000 at his local branch office, Rudkin lost his business, his reputation, his position as a magistrate, some property and his good name, and he has been unable to work since.

Bridgen claimed in the House of Commons on 17 December 2014 that a Post Office auditor told Rudkin of the £44,000 loss the day after Rudkin had visited the Fujitsu/Post Office Ltd offices at Bracknell.

Campaign4Change put the whole of Bridgen’s speech to the Post Office. It…

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