In some Highways England Areas, if the repair cost following Damage to Crown Property (DCP) is:
- over £10,000, Highways England is billed by Kier and it is the Authority who pursues the insurer, fleet, haulier or driver for reimbursement of the outlay.
- below £10,000 Kier are responsible for the bill; Highways England pays nothing and Kier must pursue the insurer etc. (Third-Party) for the money
The process of compiling the bill to both is simple:
‘base rate’ (£) + overhead (%) = total
But the process is not complied with, Highway England is aware of this but has failed to address the issue seemingly preferring that the Courts ‘interfere’. Read more here.