Investigation into covert recordings of Richard Taylor

Post Office has concluded an investigation following the broadcast of covert recordings of Richard Taylor by TalkTV in January 2024. Post Office is today setting out the findings and conclusions from evidence presented during its investigation.

  • The two private conversations were covertly recorded in 2020 and 2021.
  • The conversations were one-to-one between Mr Taylor and a friend of forty years who instigated both meetings.
  • While Mr Taylor’s comments did not breach any confidentiality, they do not reflect the view of the Post Office. 
  • Mr Taylor apologised publicly to anybody offended by his comments.
  • Richard Taylor has left his role at Post Office, and hopes this might help to ensure that all those affected by the Horizon IT scandal, and the wider public, maintain confidence in the modernisation of Post Office.

Post Office does not intend to comment further on this matter.