Highways England Mislead … again

Highway England state none of their ASC (contracts) has a schedule of defined costs. 8/04/2019 A FoIA request @ WDTK received the reply: As none of the ASCs contain schedules of rates, and Highways England considers that the lack of transparency applies equally to above threshold claims (i.e. those above £10,000) claims as well as claims below threshold it was considered […]

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Claim Charge Chaos

A month after posting their new Damage to Crown Property (DCP) rates for Third Parties (drivers, fleets, hauliers and their insurers), Highways England has already increased many! After years of raising concerns about contractor pricing methodologies, it is only now when we see the Public Authority taking more and more claims in-house, that we encounter attempts to address the pricing.  […]

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BBMM Wanting Their Cake & to Eat It

2012 to 2019 BBMM Area 10 claims saw the contractor use CECA rates when billing Third Parties (drivers, fleets, hauliers & insurers) on claims under £10,000 but ‘mates rates’ (far lower figures) when invoicing Highways England for attendance & repair when the bill was over £10,000.  Same operatives, plant and materials … differing rates.  Why? In 2018, His Honour Judge […]

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