Ep 28 - A bit of Neidle

Episode 28,  Feb 28, 12:31 PM

In which Nick interviews Nadhim Zahawi's nemesis, Dan Neidle, founder of Tax Policy Associates. Dan has recently waded into the Post Office Horizon Scandal, and is pretty sure at least one compensation scheme for victims of the scandal is unfair. Dan is a great talker and entertaining company. He talks about his career as a tax layer, The Downfall of Zahawi, SLAPPs and of course the Post Office. In the podcast we promise plenty of links to aid your understanding and reading, but before we do...

A CORRECTION. I say in the podcast the Overturned Historical Conviction Scheme was managed by the government. The Post Office have got in touch to tell me they are administering the OHCS. My apologies for putting this incorrect information in the podcast.

Right. Off we go:

The Daily Mail article about the appalling case of Francis Duff which prompted Dan's interest: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11745221/Postmaster-lost-Horizon-scandal-forced-hand-322k-compensation.html

Dan's first piece on the Tax Policy Associates website: https://www.taxpolicy.org.uk/2023/02/19/postoffice/

The new proposed legislation exempting two Post Office compensation schemes from tax: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2023/184/made

Dan's Times op-ed piece: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/taxing-post-office-victims-means-yet-more-humiliation-822tgtcd0

The Post Office's response (as discussed by Nick and Dan in the podcast): https://twitter.com/DanNeidle/status/1630113607731011585?s=20

Please donate to keep this podcast going: https://www.postofficescandal.uk/donate/

Post Office Horizon IT inquiry website:

Nick's book: https://bathpublishing.com/products/the-great-post-office-scandal-updated-pbk

Rebecca's first investigation for Computer Weekly in 2009: https://www.computerweekly.com/news