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20% shareholder in a failed company

NPS Stockport Posted on Mon, April 06, 2015 09:01:30



Can you see where your money goes? Can you Buxton!

NPS Stockport Posted on Sun, February 22, 2015 08:02:07

NPS Group receives a large amount of public money, but doesn’t consider itself subject to the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations 2004. They get round their obligations using a Teckal Exemption which states: – ‘a. in order to satisfy the first condition of the Teckal exemption, the controlling contracting authority (or contracting authorities) must possess “a power of decisive influence over both strategic objectives and significant decisions of the other legal entity” (i.e., the more independently the entity in question is able to act, the less likely it is for the Teckal examption to apply).’

We see from the reports below from Devon County Council, Norfolk County Council and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council that they possess very little power of decisive influence – they don’t seem to have a clue what is going on.

There appear to be very serious problems with NPS Stockport and NPS South West.

I questioned Stockport Council regarding overcharging by NPS on the toxic waste dump school at North Reddish for a very shoddy job. The Council Solicitor, Barry Khan, the Chief Executive Eamonn Boylan, the Leader Susan Derbyshire and the rest of the Executive Councillors knew of the problems with NPS, yet they branded my questions on this matter “vexatious”.



Can you see where your money goes? Can you Buxton!

NPS Stockport Posted on Sun, February 22, 2015 08:02:06

NPS Group receives a large amount of public money, but doesn’t consider itself subject to the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations 2004. They get round their obligations using a Teckal Exemption which states: – ‘a. in order to satisfy the first condition of the Teckal exemption, the controlling contracting authority (or contracting authorities) must possess “a power of decisive influence over both strategic objectives and significant decisions of the other legal entity” (i.e., the more independently the entity in question is able to act, the less likely it is for the Teckal examption to apply).’

We see from the reports below from Devon County Council, Norfolk County Council and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council that they possess very little power of decisive influence – they don’t seem to have a clue what is going on.

There appear to be very serious problems with NPS Stockport and NPS South West.

I questioned Stockport Council regarding overcharging by NPS on the toxic waste dump school at North Reddish for a very shoddy job. The Council Solicitor, Barry Khan, the Chief Executive Eamonn Boylan, the Leader Susan Derbyshire and the rest of the Executive Councillors knew of the problems with NPS, yet they branded my questions on this matter “vexatious”.



And yet more architects fees for NPS for the shoddy school

NPS Stockport Posted on Mon, February 09, 2015 19:33:32

Yet more architects fees for NPS on top of £200k professional fees.



But I paid NPS architects fees for the Vale View School in 2010 too.

NPS Stockport Posted on Mon, February 09, 2015 19:31:42

NPS had quite a lot of architects fees for such a shoddy school building. More architects fees paid 2009/10.



I keep paying NPS architects fees. Why?

NPS Stockport Posted on Mon, February 09, 2015 19:27:36

“Don’t be vexatious, they replied. That is what they say to every question regarding the still gassing toxic waste dump school.
I paid NPS £130,131.18 in architects fees.



Goddard was involved, so start praying

NPS Stockport Posted on Mon, February 09, 2015 19:13:13

Email sent – 09 February 2015 19:12

Dear FoI Officer

The Stockport Council taxpayers owned 20% of NPS
Stockport. NPS Stockport could not make a profit from its core business and had
to be underwritten by the poor council taxpayers of Norfolk.

NPS Stockport was set up by former council officers
who appear to live in the lap of luxury. As I understand it the Stockport
council taxpayer is liable for the debts for things like tax, national insurance
of any associated NPS Stockport company – and they have bought some very iffy
ones.

Please let me know the current situation regarding
NPS Stockport. What has happened to my 20% stake? Are they allowed to continue
trading? Is Norfolk Council still underwriting their debts?

Kind regards

Sheila



NPS Stockport still a trading company?

NPS Stockport Posted on Mon, February 09, 2015 18:54:39

http://iloapp.sheilaoliver.org/blog/blogging?Home&post=1080

NPS Stockport is still an active company, apparently. How very odd.



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