Highways England contractors found to have inflated Crown property claims

Contractors used by Highways England have been found submitting inflated claims for highway infrastructure damage caused during motor accidents. A Judge at Bristol Court has reduced a claim made to an insurance company, expressing concern that the costs presented to the insurer were significantly higher than those charged to Highways England itself. The court heard that Kier Highways’ (the Highways […]

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Allegations & Evidence

Following Highways Magazine obtaining the statement from Highways England (14/07/2017): ‘We take the suggestion that our suppliers may have submitted inflated claims for Crown property repairs very seriously and are looking into the allegations.’ We have been asked whether we are behind the allegations and what the evidence is. To address both briefly: We are one of a number of […]

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Fleets overpaying millions on inflated highways repair bills

The plight of fleet operators and drivers paying excessive highways repair bills has come under focus in a speech by the the Earl of Lytton in the House of Lords as new research suggests fleets have overpaid millions for incorrect invoices. In his speech, the Earl of Lytton called for better public administration and corporate social responsibility as he said he welcomed […]

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Pothole Repair Costs

Potholes are a blight on our roads but who is responsible for  attending to  their repair? Highways England are commonly cited as failing drivers; of ignoring these potentially life-threatening scars on carriageways. Whilst ultimately Highways England are responsible  for  much of our road network, they have subcontracted maintenance to a variety of construction companies. For example our motorways are divided […]

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