Technicians supporting the Post Office’s Horizon IT system have revealed a known software flaw that could lead tosubpostmasters submitting inaccurate accounts. Post Office IT support sent an email to a member of the postmasters’ branch of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) revealing the flaw. The email said Post Office IT support planned to fix the glitch “with a code change” in early 2016. Subpostmasters have not been warned about this flaw in the system. Campaigners blame the Horizon computer system (see panel below) for accounting shortfalls that have led to subpostmasters being fined and even jailed. The Post Office has consistently denied this.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Computer Weekly