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Highways Authority Defies the ICO Refusing to Release Information

National Highways has refused to comply with the ICO’s Decision Notice and is withholding Third Party charging information they were directed to disclose, appealing the ICO’s decision such that, in the meantime, they are not required to disclose what is held by their contractor.  For years, the Authority failed those they were to serve and […]

Attempts to keep KPMG’s ‘Project Verde’ Report Secret

It seemed a simple request; to be provided a copy of KPMG’s ‘Project Verde’ report about Kier Highways profiteering from the privileged position in which Highways England had placed them; the overcharging of drivers, fleets, hauliers or their insurers (Third Parties). After all, it was our concerns that gave rise to the investigation, were of […]

Highways England Confession: ‘Claims Were Exaggerated by use of Unauthorised Uplifts’

Highways England cannot disclose repair ‘base rates’ also known as ‘actual’ or ‘defined’ cost,  as to do so would expose the extent of the overcharging for repairs of drivers, fleets, hauliers (or their insurers) they have enabled, permitted. In turn, they cannot agree on the existence of a ‘pain/gain share‘ with their contractor as this […]

How Do Highways England Screw You?

This post links to a page that will be updated regularly to highlight the Authority’s contractors or Highways England’s methods to extract excessive sums from drivers, fleets, hauliers or their insurers – also known as ‘Third Parties’ or ‘Third Patsies’* as it appears they are treated by the Authority and Kier. *a person or party […]

The Mythical ‘Schedules of DCP Rates’ Exist

Highways England has previously stated that a schedule of ‘Defined Costs’ (base rates, actual costs) does not exist.  Following 175 FoIA requests and reviews the Authority collated between 2013 and 2018, repeatedly stating ‘held’ but commercially sensitive’ when required to provide the rates following a Tribunal decision the rates … were mythical. But schedules of […]

What Colour is the Sky on Highways England’s Planet?

We asked Highways England simple questions about Area 10 contractor’s (BBMM) damage to Crown property (DCP) charge rate increases from 01/01/2015 to the end of the Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Area 10 contract. Having analysed rates, we had noted some substantial increases in mid-August 2018 to the Authority.  These appeared abnormal because: we understood increases were […]

Kier Highways ‘Defined Costs’ Contract Non Compliance & Process Unravels

Firstly, thank you to those providing information enabling us to better understand the process engaged by Kier Highways (‘Kier’) and seek pertinent information. For years, Highways England has kept us from the ‘Defined Costs’ or ‘base rates’ Kier should be charging Third-Parties – drivers, fleets, hauliers or their insurers.  The Authority repeatedly claimed the rates […]