Horizon IT System: Compensation

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered am ar 25 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Llafur, Salford and Eccles

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will publish the evidential basis on which the value of the fixed sum award for the Horizon Shortfall Scheme claimants was set at £75,000.

Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Llafur, Salford and Eccles

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will publish the evidential basis on which the value of the fixed and final offer for Horizon Convictions Redress Scheme claimants was set at £600,000.

Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)

The Government is regularly publishing data on the redress paid out across the Horizon work-streams. The fixed sum awards for the Group Litigation Order (GLO) scheme and for overturned convictions have been set at a level that is likely to be generous for a significant proportion of claims, allowing them to be resolved promptly. However, it will not suit everyone and anyone who wishes to pursue the full claims process is able to do so.

The Horizon Shortfall Scheme fixed sum is set at the same level as the GLO to ensure consistency between the two schemes.

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