Horizon Historic Shortfall Scheme

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,
How much has been set aside for meeting Claims from SPM under this scheme and to date how much has been paid out or offered as settlement?

Yours faithfully,

John O'Sullivan

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2021/08820

Dear Mr O'Sullivan

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 19th
March. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and
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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Please find attached our response to your request for information, our reference FOI2021/08820.

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Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Please find attached our response to your request for information, our reference FOI2021/08820.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights and Records Unit at BEIS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communication.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights and Records Unit

[BEIS request email]
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john o'sullivan

Dear FOI Requests,
Thank you for confirming the overall sum involved in righting these dreadful wrongs.I understand you cant name individual SPM who have been contacted by POL but can you say how many claims have been settled and how much each one was for?Can you say what the total paid out so far has been-if it is any help I have heard nothing since last August for my Offices few thousand pounds and I am aware of many more SPM's like wise concerned,Thank you

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2021/13793

Dear Mr O'Sullivan

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 24th May.
Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and
we will reply at the latest by 22nd June.

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Kind regards,

Information Rights & Records Unit

Information Rights & Records Unit | Department for Business, Energy and
Industrial Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET |
www.gov.uk/beis | [email address] |

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr O'Sullivan,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, our reference FOI2021/13793.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights and Records Unit at BEIS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communication.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights and Records Unit

[BEIS request email]
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Dear FOI Requests,
Thank you for the reply to my FOI request, however the reply is unsigned. Can you say who the author is please? As confirmed in your reply, 3 parties are involved in this scheme; 1) the wronged SPM's,2) POL who did the wrong doing, and 3) yourselves ,who for unexplained reasons will meet the claims. Clearly POL will be reassured to know you are settling claims, however SPMs who are owed money, need to know that they will be refunded-the only party that wouldn't benefit from openess in this matter is yourselves. You seem to put your interests above SPM's and POL. Whilst POL claim that since 2014 they haven't prosecuted SPMs for Horizon related losses, they still aggresively pursued SPMs to make up for losses on the system up the very recent past. As early as 2012 Shoosmiths advised you of doubts over Horizon robustness and POL prosecutions. You took no action. I respectfully point out that over a ten plus year time scale your Department has done nothing to help the plight of SPM's and suggest your turning down this request is another rebuttal. In the light of the fore-mentioned might I respectfully request an Internal Review?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS IR ref: IR2021/15685 Original FOI ref: FOI2021/13793

Dear Mr O'Sullivan

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on
22nd June. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to
process.

In line with the Information Commissioners guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible. We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.

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Dear Mr O’Sullivan

 

 

Please find attached the response to your Internal Review request, our
reference IR2021/15685.

 

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Rights and Records Unit at BEIS.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights & Records Unit

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Upper Ground

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr O’Sullivan

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your Freedom of Information
request, reference, FOI2021/13793.

 

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Information Rights and Records Unit

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Requests,Thank you for a reply.You claim "the Government
continues to track the progress of the scheme closely."but in the same message state"BEIS does not hold information on the other information you have requested relating to the
individual breakdown of payments. This information is also not published."Can you please find out how many claims greater than £200,000 have been met and how many Malicious Prosecution Claims have been dealt with?You must have concerns over allowing POL to mark their own homework,Sir Wyn clearly does.

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

BEIS ref: FOI2022/17674

Dear Mr O'Sullivan

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 24th
July. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to process.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and
we will reply at the latest by 19th August.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights & Records Unit at BEIS. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights & Records Unit

Information Rights & Records Unit | Department for Business, Energy and
Industrial Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET |
www.gov.uk/beis | [email address] |

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear John O'Sullivan,

Please find attached our response to your information request, our reference FOI2022/17674.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information Rights & Records Unit at BEIS.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communication.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights & Records Unit

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Upper Ground
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

www.gov.uk/beis

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john o'sullivan

Dear FOI Requests,Thank you for a reply and some of the information.As the Government Department funding the scheme and as you have suggested in evidence to Sir Wyn you" continue to track the scheme closely"pemit me to still ask you for information.In many ways it was your lack of oversight of POL that left them to run amok and has brought us to this Statutory Inquiry.You say you dont have information on claims greater than £2000,000.Is that because Post Office didnt supply it or you havent asked them the question.These larger sums represent the most shameful and egregious instances of the Post Office abusing its position-do they not deserve to be exposed and do you not feel an obligation to belatedly hold POL to account?

Yours sincerely,

john o'sullivan