Defined Costs are NOT Commercially Sensitive

An FoIA request made to Government Legal Department, passed to Highways England Company Ltd., has resulted in the release of defined costs for Area 3.  After years of having the figures withheld amid claims of ‘commercial sensitivity’ (or similar) the rates charged to Highways England by Kier Highways have been released … and as we expected, they are a lot […]

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Charge Rates are NOT Commercially Sensitive

Numerous FoIA requests have been declined by Highways England using the ‘commercially sensitive’ exemption or ‘information not held’ and even ‘vexatious’.  Indeed, it appears the latter has been used against some making requests just because we have commented on their application at www.whatdotheyknow.com – it appears our free speech is to be affected.  Not wishing to prejudice the request of […]

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Area 9 Claims – Routine Systematic Exaggeration

The ‘secret’ equation revealed … Area 9 Claims – Following a motorway collision, fire or fluid spill, who receives and is expected to pay Kier Highways Ltd’s (KHL) bill for repair of the ‘Damage to Crown Property’ (DCP) is generally dictated by the cost: if above £10,000, Highways England Company Ltd (HE) is billed by KHL, pays the invoice then seeks […]

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