M25 & Litter Warning

Reported by ‘Clean Highways‘: M25 – warning notice issued over litter Alerted by  David Adam’s article in the Guardian about  CleanHighways’ M40 campaign James Miller from Newton Abbott has now issued  his own  Warning Notice the Secretary of State for Transport. James had been appalled by the littered state of certain sections of the  M25 and M3.  His complaints to […]

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Kier Claim Costs Correction

Kier Highways Ltd & England Highways Co. Ltd. appear keen to ensure information is kept from Third Parties (drivers, fleets & insurers).  Why? Because, we would suggest, if Third parties knew what charges should be presented they would understand: the pricing is haphazard, unreliable being charged for ‘pricing a claim’ is ironic they are being overcharged Highways England (HE) routinely […]

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Area 9 Claim Warning

Area 9 – if you receive an invoice that displays an hourly rate for an AIW at over £30, in particular if it is for £73.05 / hour and / or the AIW has been charged with a multiplier (after 5pm of 1.5x i.e. £100+? hour) – BEWARE!  Do AIW’s really cost that much and do they only work 8am to […]

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Highway Fires – lack of whose maintenance?

Fire Service statistics indicate 300 cars a day catch fire in the UK – over 100,000 / annum. The number will include arson. A fire on our highways often results in a resurfacing claim of £15,000+ . Highways England do not believe that ‘in the ordinary course of events, a properly maintained vehicle would spontaneously catch fire with no explanation; it […]

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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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