Post Office stalling payouts ‘would not shock me’, says Alan Bates | EUROtoday

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The first 4 contributors shall be discussing the Group Litigation Order scheme, in any other case often called the GLO scheme.

Let’s recap the way it was arrange.

Former sub-postmaster Alan Bates led 555 of affected colleagues to a landmark High Court victory in 2019.

The cohort in the end secured £42.5 million from the organisation, however with a lot of the ultimate sum put aside to cowl authorized prices, every claimant solely acquired round £20,000 every.

In response, the federal government arrange the Group Litigation Order (GLO) scheme – to make sure sub-postmasters would obtain more money to mirror the gravity of their circumstances.

As of January, individuals eligible for this scheme will obtain at the very least £75,000 in compensation upfront.
However, the federal government – which is funding the scheme – estimates two thirds of claimants will flip down this sum and ask for extra.

In complete, £27 million has been paid out by this scheme.