P & R have according to all four East Kent Councils (Canterbury, Dover,Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet) overcharged the public purse by £1.5 million (Para 5.2) and fraud has been alleged.
Bilby said its review has isolated its loss-making activities to subsidiary P&R, which recently gave notice of termination of its contract to supply building maintenance services for UK Ministry of Defence properties. This is still subject to dispute and resolution proceedings.
Additionally, delays to a major £27 million pound gas installation contract for East Kent Housing resulted in Bilby’s contract being terminated.
P&R was undertaking both contracts, and Bilby remains in active discussion with the organisations regarding a resolution over disputed money owed.
“Bilby continues to vigorously defend its position in relation to services provided and work undertaken and invoiced in respect of these disputed contracts. However, any outcome will be finalised through an independent adjudication process,”
the company said.
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