first_imgTuesday 9 December 2014 2:32 am More than 140 MPs have withdrawn their support for a mediation scheme set up by the Post Office, following an influx of complaints that the mail service unfairly blamed sub-postmasters for losing hundreds of thousands of pounds of company money.  For several years, sub-postmasters across the country have claimed that they are often used as scapegoats for the company’s own IT system failures, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of shortfalls. The Post Office has consistently denied this, saying there are no faults in its computer software. But in 2013 investigators discovered defects in the Horizon accounting system in many of the company’s branches, leading to the introduction of the mediation scheme.  There are 11,500 sub-postmasters in the UK and none of them are directly employed by the Post Office. They are forced to make up any shortfalls from their own pockets.  More than 140 MPs have been contacted by sub-postmasters since the dispute began, saying that they have lost their homes or been bankrupted.  James Arbuthnot, the MP leading the complaint against the Post Office, sent a letter to the company this morning, in which he accused it of rejecting 90 per cent of mediation applications.  “The scheme was set up to help our constituents seek redress and to maintain the Post Office’s good reputation,” he said. “It is doing neither. “It has ended up mired in legal wrangling, with the Post Office objecting to most of the cases even going into the mediation that the scheme was designed to provide.”  Sarah Spickernell whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Post Office criticised by MPs for unfairly blaming others over loss of hundreds of thousands of pounds Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoHero Wars Advertisement This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars UndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndolast_img

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