Lump Sum funding

Peter Silverman made this Freedom of Information request to Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please provide me with a breakdown of the annual total LUMP SUM payments to each of your Area Contractors for each of the following years

2009/10 - 2016/2017 (actual)
2017/18 - 2019/20 (projected)

Please group the figures for the DBFO Areas separately from those of the other Areas.

As the LUMP SUM payments cover the maintenace of highways (i.e. land) it is I beleive environmental information and subject to the EIRs.

I am assuming that this information is easily accessible. If it is not please provide me with advice on how I might amend my request to make your job easier and I will consider doing so.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Silverman


Thank you for your Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)
request dated 13 November 2017, asking for data relating to lump sum


Please find attached a response to your request.


Kind regards


Mrs D Davies, Operations Directorate Services Team Manager

Highways England | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN

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Dear Ops Dst,

Mrs Davies. Can you please phone me to discuss this please.
There is no tel no. on your communication and the -email contact address does not function when clicked
Please leave a message if I am out with your tel number please


Peter Silverman
01895 625770

Dear Andy,

Andy, thanks for ringing me back and agreeing to take another look at my request

Hopefully you will be able to let me have the total Lump Sum figures for each Area and in the case of the DBFO Areas the the monies paid covering the same maintenance activities - even though they may not be referred to as Lump Sum payments

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman
01895 6256770
(Andy Farquhar 0300 4705188)

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Dear Mr Silverman

Further to our discussion last week, please now find attached summary sheets, showing annual expenditure.

To clarify, the DBFO service payments are not the equivalent of lump sum as they cover all aspects of maintenance and renewal sufficient for the supplier to maintain the route to the required standards.

We are not able to supply future years forecasts, as funding allocations have not yet received final approval.

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request you may ask for an internal review. Our internal review process is available at:

If you require a print copy, please phone the Information Line on 0300 123 5000; or e-mail [Highways England request email]. You should contact me if you wish to complain.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote reference number 756,909 in any future communications.

Kind Regards

Andy Farquhar
Highways England | Piccadilly Gate | Store Street | Manchester | M1 2WD
Tel: +44 (0) 300 4705188
GTN: 0300 470 5188

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