The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

The Prepayment Meter Scandal

In different ways, the i newspaper’s Dean Kirby and Paul Morgan-Bentley from The Times forced the pre-payment meter scandal into the open, their investigations leading to substantial industry change. Both come to Summer Conference to talk about their methods, which in the case of The Times involved undercover video, and the impact of their work.
Moderated by Emma Youle.


Dean Kirby

Dean Kirby is the award-winning Investigations Correspondent of the i newspaper in London. His recent awards include the Medical Journalists’ Association News Story of the Year for an investigation into Britain's PPE supply chain chaos during the Covid pandemic.

Paul Morgan-Bentley

Paul Morgan-Bentley is head of investigations at The Times and specialises in undercover work and in-depth reporting. He has won The Cudlipp Award for campaigning journalism at the UK Press Awards, a Future of Media Award for his investigative reporting, and is among the writers who have been shortlisted the most times for British Journalism Awards.

Emma Youle

Emma Youle is an award-winning investigative journalist who has worked for regional newspapers and for HuffPost UK as a special correspondent. She has undertaken investigative reporting into the coronavirus pandemic, the housing crisis, historic child abuse, the Grenfell disaster, the contaminated blood scandal, and won the Private Eye Paul Foot Award in 2017 for her […]
  • 29 June 2023 10.10–11.10
Location: PSH LG02
All levels