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Post Office Horizon software originally aimed at benefit claimants

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Interesting article over on Benefits and Work:

The Horizon software at the centre of the current Post Office scandal was originally designed to save money and reduce fraud in connection with benefits and pension payments.  Even though the Benefits Agency dropped the software, there are disturbing parallels between the way sub-postmasters were, and claimants still are, treated.

Horizon was a joint venture between the Post Office, the Benefits Agency (as the DWP was then called) and ICL, a subsidiary of Fujitsu ...

More: https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/post-office-horizon-software-originally-aimed-at-claimants