Public Hearings Timeline

Sir Wyn Williams is committed to progressing matters as swiftly as he can, however timings are dependent on evidence and developments that unfold as the Inquiry progresses.

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.

All hearings are streamed, on a three-minute delay, via the Inquiry's YouTube channel.

Phase 1 - Human Impact HearingsSee archive for London, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast hearings held in February – May 2022.
Issues of Compensation HearingsSee archive for hearings held on 6 July and 13 July.
Opening statements from Core Participants' legal representativesSee archive for hearings held between 11 - 14 October 2022.
Phase 2 - Horizon IT System: procurement, design, pilot, roll out and modificationsSee archive for hearings held between 18 October - 2 December 2022.
One day hearing on matters relating to compensationSee archive for hearing held on 8 December 2022.
Phase 3 - Operation: training, assistance, resolution of disputes, knowledge and rectification of errors in the systemSee archive for hearings held between 10 January - 19 May 2023
One day hearing on matters relating to compensation

See archive for hearing held on 27 April 2023.

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

See archive for hearings held between:

4 July – 28 July 2023;

19 September - 20 October 2023;

7 November - 20 December 2023;

11 January - 2 February 2024.

Disclosure hearing - announced by Sir Wyn Williams on 14 July 2023

See archive for hearing held on 5 September 2023.

Disclosure hearingSee archive for hearing held on 12 January 2024.
Phases 5 and 6 - Redress, access to justice, Second Sight, Complaint Review and Mediation Scheme, conduct of the group litigation, responding to the scandal, governance, monitoring of Horizon, contractual arrangements, internal and external audit, technical competence, stakeholder engagement, oversight and whistleblowing

Aldwych House, London

9 April - 31 July 2024


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

Aldwych House, London

Indicative dates: September 2024