10 Apr 2024

Paula Vennells blamed ‘temptation’ of money in tills not IT system, Post Office inquiry hears

Chief Correspondent

Former Post Office chief executive Paula Vennells suggested “temptation” for subpostmasters to borrow money from tills was a problem, not the faulty Horizon IT system, the inquiry into the scandal has heard.

It was Lord Arbuthnot’s turn to give evidence, expressing his frustration at successive governments’ attempts to play down the issue whenever he raised it.