Collision Debris Removal & Tipping Charges

You’ve hit a motorway barrier, caused damage. Generally: if the bill is over £10,000 Kier Highways present the costs to Highways England who pay them. Highways England then ask you, your insurers or your fleet manager (if a company vehicle) to pay up. If the bill is under £10,000 Kier come directly to you, the ‘Third Party’ (driver, fleet or […]

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£250+ per Hour to Attend an Emergency!

Is it any wonder Kier Highway’s charges are the subject of attention and audit?  If your vehicle damages a barrier the bill is likely to be under £10,000 and this means the contractor maintaining the road likely receives no money from Highways England but must pursue the driver, fleet or their insurer (referred to as a ‘Third Party’) themselves. After 5pm […]

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KPMG Report Leaked?

In July 2017, Highways England responded on the WhatdoTheyKnow (WDTK) site that they were looking at Kier Highways charges.  The question posed and answer were: Q: is the contractor to who you have given Areas 6 and 8 involved in your investigation about corruption raised in Parliament? A: We are currently looking into allegations in relation to the costing of […]

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No Oversight or Accountability of Highways

On 22/04/2016, we posted ‘The Tail Wags the Dog’, explaining how obtaining information from some of Highways England’s contractors can prove difficult if not impossible. This followed our concerns a contractor had made up a charging process to exaggerate repair claims, that they were not accountable and the oversight processes in place were ineffective or not engaged.  On 15/01/2018, in […]

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£100million Loss of Public Funds

08/01/2018 – Reported by CleanHighways: How a £17 million by-pass will end up costing us £118 million In 1996, Road Link (A69) Ltd – Road Link (A69) , signed a Private Finance Initiative contract with the DfT to maintain the A69 trunk road from Carlisle to Newcastle for 30 years. They receive “shadow tolls”* based on road traffic levels.  In return they […]

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Amey Abandon Areas 6 and 8

16 March 2017 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST AREA 6 AND 8 ASSET SUPPORT CONTRACTS Thank you for your email of 17 February requesting information about the Area 6 and 8 Asset Support Contracts. We have now completed our search for information. We confirm that we do hold some (but not all) information within item 5 of your request. We do […]

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