Council claim angers road contractor in latest twist
ROAD contractor Amey has been accused of refusing a court order to pay back £60 million to Birmingham City Council.
But the firm has rebuffed the claim, hitting back by saying the council has not paid them a single penny this year while they have maintaining the roads.
The fresh row is the latest twist in the long-running dispute which dates back to 2014.
Kevin Hicks, the council’s assistant director for highways and infrastructure, told the council’s audit committee: “We have got a dispute with Amey; we are working with every- carried on body involved to try and find a resolution that achieves the delivery that we expected, and require from the contract.”
Amey and the council embarked on a 25-year private finance initiative contract in June 2010 worth £2.7 billion.