Profiting from Claims

If your vehicle hits a motorway barrier you, your fleet manager or insurer (Third Party), expect to be charged for the repair.  This should be by use of a prescribed methodology (contrary to what Highways England, who wrote the policy, state).  But it is not. In Area 9 the billing process was agreed in, or about, 07/2014.  But from the […]

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Are Highways England Competent?

26/04/2018 – Highways England response to an FoIA request about Appendix A – FOI CRS 750 957 Appendix A Question: Area 1 3 6 8 9 13 – is Appendix A is used in the numbered areas? Answer: Appendix A to Annex 23 is not applied to contracts used for these Areas with the exception of Area 9 ASC. Or to put it […]

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Charge Rates Not Commercially Sensitive

The Information Commissioner finds against Highways England’s use of ‘Commercially Sensitive’.  Is it really so wrong for drivers, fleets and insurers (Third Parties) to be provided the charge rates that Kier Highways and Highways England agreed to use when charging them – the schedule of ‘defined costs’? How can a Third Party tell if they are being charged correctly without access to […]

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Kier Highways Overcharging

In 07/2014 Kier Highways Ltd (KHL – then EM Highways) took on Area 9.  It was described as problematic by Kier, a sham(bles).  It was alleged their predecessor was deceitful in respect of works causing KHL  to go ‘cap in hand’ to Highways England seeking payments for repairs the former contractor should have undertaken. Highways England apparently possess no information […]

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Commercially Sensitive, Not Held & Vexatious

It has come to our attention that many who make requests for information of Highways England Company Ltd using the Freedom of information Act (FoIA) are being obstructed. It is apparent Highways England are using various exemptions to deny access, to avoid being transparent.  This conduct assists their contractors to overstate claims.  It appears that simply being associated with us […]

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Have Highways England Lost Control?

Highways England are unable to stop lawyers acting for them issuing proceedings in the name of Highways England.  Following their General Counsel’s confusion about whether Kier Highways Ltd could issue proceedings in their own name, Highways England issued an authority to Shakespeare Martineau solicitors (Kier Highways’ lawyers): 23/11/2016 – the authority can be read here. However, it became evident Kier […]

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