Wednesday, 2 October 2013

PricewaterhouseCoopers investigates POPLA. Will they be shut down?

The Parking Prankster has learned that POPLA are under investigation by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Apparently there has been an objection to the accounts of London Councils, and as auditors PwC are now investigating.

The report states on page 7 that the Audit Committee is asked:
To note the objection to the accounts in respect of the tender for the contract and expenditure incurred in connection with the Parking on Private Land Appeals service;

And on page 6:
PwC are also investigating an objection to the accounts submitted by a member of the public on 16 September 2013 in connection with the tender for the contract and expenditure incurred on the Parking on Private Land Appeals service (POPLA). The objection made under the Audit Commission Act 1988, claims that the tender and expenditure incurred during 2012/13 was unlawful. PwC is currently investigating this matter and will provide a verbal update to the committee. 

Apparently the objection relates to the fact that London Councils are providing services to the whole of England and Wales, whereas their legal remit is to only provide services to London.

POPLA are therefore under fire from all sides. The Prankster has already reported that the BPA Ltd are trying to impose new conditions so that they can easily get rid of POPLA when they fail to meet them.

The Prankster is considering starting a sweepstake to see how long POPLA last. He is currently betting on them lasting until early next year, but not much longer.

Happy Parking

The Parking Prankster

1 comment:

  1. Why don't we set up an "independent" service that is run by my mate and His pet monkey. We could give it a nice catchy acronym and pre-train certain groups, but no others on how to win when using the "independent" service.

    When it suits us, we could tell this service how to change the rules to our advantage.

    If questioned over impartiality or decisions that my mate Tezza makes, we could use all kinds of smoke and mirrors to make sure the truth doesn't come out.

    If it no longer becomes useful, or we can't bend the rules any further, we could try and get rid of it.

    Hold on, someones beaten us to it! LOL