Satirical magazine reports OFT price-fixing stooge Glyn Jackson back at work at a Peverel managed site
Private Eye today reports the LKP story of OFT price-fixing cheat Glyn Jackson being re-employed at a Peverel site.
Jackson, whose company went into liquidation and so avoided an OFT fine of £35,700, is back at work at the Adelphi site in Harrogate, which is managed by Peverel.
He won’t be employed at other sites, Peverel has stated.
Breaking News on About Peverel
Regarding Peverel Worker who informs on Price Fixing
I think there are many Peverel staff who wish they could turn the clock back on this scam. And I am one of them. As an ex Peverel Retirement Technical Officer I wrote to my line manager [REDACTED …] expressing concern at what was happening and asking to be removed from being involved in it. The reply was short and sharp – ‘this is how it is, get on with it or leave’.
At the risk of repeating myself I show below a copy of my post on Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation dated July 16, 2013 which may answer some questions. I have inserted extra detail where I think it may help.
POST BEGINS – As an ex Peverel Retirement technical officer who was made redundant, thus incurring residents with extra costs for people like AEDAS with no reduction in service charges for services paid for and not given, I am in a position to tell you the real set-up regarding the price fixing at Peverel Retirement.
All Peverel Area Managers and Technical Officers knew the system.
ADDITION: Whilst all Area Managers and Technical officers knew the system they were never officially told of the scam by Peverel. All we were told was that Cirrus had licensed a new system and Peverel were recommending it was installed in their Developments as and when replacements were necessary. We had a course on how to use it and what the (so called) advantages were. All people above our level knew of the scam. As time went on it was painfully obvious to Area Managers and Technical Officers what was going on.
I do not know how many of the above still work for Peverel Retirement, but some still do.
In addition [REDACTED …] knew and was the main operative within of the scam. [REDACTED …] When technical officers carried out a major works project (requiring a section 20 notice) the admin work was carried out by our own administrator. [REDACTED …]
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POST – Area Managers would highlight that a development was 20 years old and therefore in need of a system replacement. It was always based on age, never on reliability or capability of repair.
The technical officer would then contact Cirrus for a specification. The technical officer and the specifier from Cirrus would then visit the site and prepare the spec, specifying Cirrus equipment.
This equipment was bought in on a licence from Sweden (I think?) and rebadged. Only people trained by Cirrus were allowed to installed this equipment, and only three or four contractors were trained! (Glyn Jackson etc). This meant that only these people could quote!
Cirrus would prepare their quote and send it to Peverel. Peverel themselves [REDACTED …] would then prepare the inflated quote for the contractor they were using dependant upon which area of the country. That was why there were only ever two quotes. As Cirrus equipment was specified, other companies couldn’t quote.
These ‘Section 20′ quotes were then sent to the development and, of course, Cirrus was awarded the contract.
As Cirrus did not have enough staff to carry out all these installations the contractor was sub contracted to carry out the work, wearing Cirrus T-shirts!
Unfortunately all paperwork has been destroyed.
Hope this helps!
END OF ORIGINAL POST
How Janet Entwistle can so blatantly assure Sir Peter Bottomley and Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation that all those involved in the collusive tendering have now left the company is totally beyond me, unless its one of her many play on words which she believes she is clever at. Perhaps she means those who thought it up have now left the company?
Charles Willis Says:-
Our Regional and Area Manager were working for Peverel Retirement during this period. Are we being informed by Janet Entwistle that at Peverel Retirement, no Regional or Area Managers were ever involved in Price Fixing, during 2004/05 to 2009/10?
Again, a play on words? Regional Managers knew about it, but were not involved. Area Managers knew about it but were simply asked by Regional Managers to highlight Developments over 20 years old.
That’s all they did. It was left to the Technical Department to actually do the dirty deeds.
If that can be accepted, and I am not sure it can be, it leaves [REDACTED …] still working for the company. And of course the Technical Officers who have since been made redundant.
Then, of course, there are the Cirrus project managers and anyone else in Cirrus of which I am unaware.
Posted by Simon Williams on 03 September 2014
It seems again that Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation/lkp has redacted names of Peverel Employees mentioned in the Price Fixing Cartel.
Simon further to your reply 03/09/14 ON ABOUT PEVEREL, THANK YOU.
Are the smoke alarms likely to be hardwired with a battery backup or just battery?
Why would they require replacing so soon?
I have been trying to ask questions at Denehurst but there is no Residents Association.
Do you think that this is why they have pushed it through?
I know that they are paying exorbitant rent for the House Managers Flat.
I have seen that the rent is some £3,000 above the true value, I am aware that the rent paid is about £9,000 per anum, whilst a one bed flat can be rented for less than £6,000 a year £500.00 per week in Church Stretton?
There has been a recent 1 bed flat sold at Denehurst for £75,000.
Original residents paid up to £139,000 when first built in 2005/06 for a 1 bed flat.
The development was built by McCarthy & Stone, SAY NO MORE?
This was in the 257 page report into the Price Fixing carried out by the OFT and released on 06/12/2013. The OFT redacted the names of those interviewed?
Cirrus Communication Services Ltd (CCSL)
Peverel Management Services Ltd (PMSL)
2.56. In addition to gathering documentary evidence, the OFT interviewed 13 witnesses who worked for either CCSL or PMSL during the period relating to the Investigation in July 2011, October 2011 and June 2012. Each of these interviews were recorded and transcribed. The witnesses interviewed by the OFT were as follows:
Peverel witness Position (during the Relevant Period) Date of interview
[…] A CCSL Contracts manager 6 July 2011
[…] A senior PMSL employee 6 July 2011
[…] A PMSL Director 6 July 2011
[…] A CCSL Contracts manager 6 July 2011
[…] A senior CCSL employee 21 July 2011
[…] A senior PMSL employee 21 July 2011
[…] A CCSL Director 4 October 2011
[…] A CCSL Estimator 4 October 2011
[…] A senior CCSL employee 6 October 2011 and 10 November 2011
[…] A CCSL Director 19 October 2011
[…] A CCSL Contracts Administrator 13 June 2012
[…] A CCSL Admin Support Supervisor 13 June 2012
[…] A PMSL Senior Administrator 14 June 2012
2.57. Jackson and O’Rourke voluntarily made their respective directors available for interview. These individuals were interviewed by the OFT as follows:
Party Witness Position Date of interview
Jackson […] Director July 2011
O’Rourke […] Director August 2011
2.58. Owens declined to make its director available for interview.
2.59. The OFT met with both sets of complainants jointly on:
11 October 2011, 27 September 2012 and 24 July 2013.
Even though I asked the OFT under the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT they redacted names and said it was not in the PUBLIC INTEREST.
WHO WAS IT WHO SAID CRIME DOESNT PAY?
The OFT Investigation took nearly 4 years, costing £500,000 and finned 3 sub-contractors for Price Fixing A TOTAL OF OVER £57,000.00
OFT RECEIVED A TOTAL OF £1,777.00.
The instigators of the Price Fixing, Peverel Management Services Ltd and Cirrus Communication Services Ltd were both allowed to get of:
SCOT FREE, BECAUSE THEY CO-OPERATED.
The 3 sub-contractors were fined:
Jackson £35,700: Refused to pay, went into Liquidation, started up new Company Safeguard, found recently still working for Peverel.
O’Rourke £15,700: Refused to pay, went into Liquidation.
Owens, fined £1,777.00, bless him, he paid and later apologised still working, but he states never again for Peverel Management Services Ltd trading as Peverel Retirement.
Why would the OFT continue to have redacted the names of Directors as those in charge supposed to have all left and there is no one still working at Peverel Management Services Ltd or Campaign against retirement leasehold exploitation.
JANET ENTWISTLE STATED THAT,NO ONE INVOLVED IN THE PRICE FIXING WAS STILL WORKING FOR PEVEREL?
HOW MANY ARE THERE, WHO KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING?