3 Apr 2024

More secret tapes prove Post Office boss briefed on system backdoor

Chief Correspondent

More shocking revelations from secret recordings obtained by Channel 4 News show that Post Office boss Paula Vennells was briefed about allegations of a “covert operations teams” – and that it could remotely alter sub-postmasters accounts from Fujitsu’s HQ without them knowing. That was in 2013. Seven years later, in letters to a parliamentary committee, Paula Vennells insisted she had been told by Fujitsu this was not possible.

Meanwhile the Post Office had taken innocent sub-postmasters to court, saying they must have stolen money when their accounts failed to add up – a miscarriage of justice that the tapes also reference.