March 25, 2017

Archives for December 2013

Guardian covers more fall out from Peverel’s price-fixing scam with Cirrus Communications

The Guardian returned to the Peverel price-fixing scam involving Cirrus Communications yesterday. The personal finance editor Patrick Collinson reported Janet Entwistle, Peverel CEO, rejecting calls for compensation. Peverel is insisting on paying only £100,000 as a “goodwill” payment to settle a dispute in which it systematically rigged tender processes in favour of its subsidiary Cirrus […]

Israel Moskovitz ‘unappealing conduct’ reported in The Oldie

The monthly Oldie magazine has reported the failure of freeholder Israel Moskovitz to frustrate the right to manage application of the residents at Regent Court retirement site in Plymouth. Regent Court won right to manage in February 2012, but has been locked in legal wrangling for another 20 months after Israel Moskovitz repeatedly attempted to […]

Janet Entwistle to Bottomley: no move on £100,000 ‘goodwill’ payment over Cirrus, but she welcomes meeting with MPs and Carlex

Janet Entwistle, the Peverel chief executive, won’t increase the compensation – Peverel terms it ‘goodwill’ – offered to sites that were likely to have been cheated in the Cirrus price-fixing scandal. Her decision is made in reply to Sir Peter Bottomley – supported by LibDem Cabinet minister Ed Davey and Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick – […]

National Business Awards will not remove an award to Cirrus Communications in 2009 – even though 15% was for ethics!

A National Business Award given to Cirrus Communications Systems in 2009 – just before its owner Peverel confessed to the Office of Fair Trading that it was running a price-fixing cartel – will not be removed. The decision has been taken by UBM, the business magazine publisher that runs the awards. “Cirrus Communication Systems was […]

ARMA gave Peverel clean bill of health – just as it admitted Cirrus was cheating pensioners with bogus tenders

Peverel was given a clean bill of health by an “independent audit” and was boasting of its improved services to ARMA – the Association of Residential Managing Agents – just days after admitting a price-fixing scam to the OFT. On January 4 2010, Peverel managing director Lee Middleburgh – who has since left the company […]

Guardian report pours scorn on OFT price-fixing investigation – and Peverel’s contemptible £100,000 ‘goodwill’ offer

Yesterday the Guardian published a devastating report of the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal. It poured scorn on Peverel for systematically cheating residents of retirement leasehold, on the Office of Fair Trading for its scandalous feeble report and being suckered into granting Peverel leniency. It also rightly derided Peverel’s £100,000 offer of a “goodwill gesture” […]

Three MPs tell Entwistle to pay up more over Peverel / Cirrus scandal, or accept binding mediation

Janet Entwistle, the chief executive of Peverel, was this afternoon sent a open letter from Sir Peter Bottomley demanding higher compensation to sites cheated in the Cirrus cartel, or to accept independent binding mediation. The letter is backed by Ed Davey, Energy Secretary and LibDem MP for Surbiton and Kingston, and Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for […]

Guardian examines the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal tomorrow

The Guardian is publishing a major report into the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal in tomorrow’s newspaper. It is written by Patrick Collinson, the personal finance editor, and will appear on the front cover of the stand-alone Money section. It is understood that the report gives the background to the sham tendering that Peverel engaged […]

Peverel should pay back £700,000 over price-fixing not £100,000, says Carlex whistleblower

FULL LIST OF PEVEREL / CIRRUS SCAM SITE One of the Carlex whistleblowers who reported the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scam says Peverel should be paying at least £700,000 to the sites affected. Peverel’s offer to make a “goodwill payment” of 10 per cent of the cost of sham tenders to affected sites was just […]

Anyone at these sites involved in the Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scam, please contact Carlex

Here is the list of all the sites involved in the OFT investigation into Peverel’s price-fixing cartel. Can any residents at these sites please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks, Sebastian admin@carlex.org.uk 07808 328 230   Abbey Court, Priestpopple, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1RN Fire system April – June 2009 CCSL and Owens

Peverel cheated pensioners in £1.4 million tenders at 65 sites, says OFT

… now ALL sites should exercise right to manage and be rid of them … ‘the system is rotten’ to have allowed Peverel / Cirrus to get off, says Bottomley   UPDATE: Guardian reports OFT / Peverel / Cirrus scandal UPDATE: BBC reports Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal The Peverel / Cirrus price-fixing scandal was […]

Pravda alive and well on the websites of LEASE, ARMA and Peverel … who ALL support the OFT inquiry into leasehold

Not since the Soviet Union went out of business have we seen such clottish attempts to spin a positive line. It started with our old friends at the Leasehold Advisory Service deciding that the key point in Sir Peter Bottomley’s speech to leaseholders in London on November 12 was a passing polite reference to … […]