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Category: DCP Rates

The secret / hidden charge rates associated with DCP (Damage to Crown Property) that, post 11/2017, Highways England state do not exist for ASC – Asset Support Contracts

NSORC Transparency, Benefit and … Silence

24/06/2019: Introduction of a national schedule of repair costs for network damage (Green Claims). ‘Highways England is giving the insurance industry the benefit of the rates that it has been able to secure in a competitive market. ’ ‘The Schedule,  will simplify the process for all parties, make the pricing of Green Claims much more transparent.’  […]

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald or Highways England False?

To Highways England: ‘It appears either the information you are providing me is incorrect or your witness, a BBMM employee, has made incorrect statements to a Judge, specifically HH Godsmark to whose Judgement I have referred you.’ In Area 10, managed by BBMM to 04/2019, the Authority say they have no price list for what […]

190924 Highways England’s New Schedule of Repair Costs

24/09/2019 – the 3 month anniversary of the ‘Introduction of a National Schedule Of Repair Costs for network damage (Green Claims)’. We await Highways England’s review of the operation of NSORC to address any concerns, errors or inconsistencies. Judging by the number of enquiries we have received about Highways England’s new process and some of the comments made about ‘NSORC’ it is evident there is a lack of understanding and […]

Detail & the Devil

27/03/2019: from Tim Reardon, Highways England’s General Council, emailed : In Area 9, Kier have withheld bringing new DCP claims since January this year. Those outstanding claims will be taken forward on the basis of the new schedule of repair costs. (full exchange here) This is incorrect. 26/06/2019:  Highways England emailed : ‘Kier have initially […]

Highways England – 2 Years for an ‘Urgent’ reply?

Rates that were the subject of ‘a lot of effort’ by the Authority in late 2016 and in respect of which we wrote in 2017, are finally (2019) being considered by Highways  England who is attempting to introduce a ‘National Schedule of Repair Costs for Network Damage (Green Claims)‘.  So far, 3 months, 3 versions! […]

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 […]

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 […]