Retail NI Welcomes Prime Minister Statement On Post Office
10 January 2024
Retail NI who represents most of the Post Offices in Northern Ireland has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement on the scandal
Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:
“We hope that this announcement will at long last provide justice and financial support to impacted sub-postmasters in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. We will be seeking clarification about how these proposals will apply here”.
"I understand the strength of feeling people have after seeing 'Mr Bates vs The Post Office' as they have seen the horrendous impact that this has had on thousands of postmasters across the UK.
"This has led to calls for people to boycott Post Offices, but we need to point out that this will not have any effect on Post Office Ltd, but rather harm individual postmasters who are independent franchises and may have been hurt by the scandal themselves.
"If anything, local Post Offices need your support now more than ever as we try to move on from this scandal and continue to provide services for our local communities.
"It is already tough financially for Postmasters across Northern Ireland, but they are determined to keep supporting their customers and ensure that they are here to help them with all of their day to day needs."
“Post offices deliver vital services to the most vulnerable in communities: providing parcel and letter collection and despatch; access to cash, essential utilities plus banking and government services. Without the network, thousands of people in Northern Ireland would be cut adrift from these vital services”