Public Hearings Timeline

All hearing dates are indicative and may be subject to change. Participants should therefore note that they may be called for evidence at any point and are expected to remain flexible in order to cooperate fully with the Inquiry.  

Specific dates and witness lists will be added to this timeline when they are available.

Phase 1 - Human Impact Hearings

See archive for London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast hearings held in February – May 2022.

Issues of Compensation Hearings

See archive for hearings held on 6 July and 13 July.

Phase 2 - Horizon IT System: procurement, design, pilot, roll out and modifications

London: October – November 2022

Commencing on 10 October 2022

Phase 3 - Operation: training, assistance, resolution of disputes, knowledge and rectification of errors in the system

London: November 2022

Exact dates TBA

Phase 4 - Action against Sub-postmasters and others: policy making, audits and investigations, civil and criminal proceedings, knowledge of and responsibility for failures in investigation and disclosure

London: to be held between December 2022 and February 2023

Exact dates TBA

Phase 5 - Redress: access to justice, Second Sight, Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme, conduct of the group litigation, responding to the scandal and compensation schemes

London: to be held between February and March 2023

Exact dates TBA

Phase 6 - Governance: monitoring of Horizon, contractual arrangements, internal and external audit, technical competence, stakeholder engagement, oversight and whistleblowing

London: to be held between March and April 2023

Exact dates TBA

Phase 7 - Current practice and procedure and recommendations for the future

London: to be held between May and June 2023

Exact dates TBA