Erm, that’s embarrassing… The final [Says who? – Ed] denouement of the Red Sky contract story appears to that the NIHE’s accounting system was a bit of a mess…
The total of overpayments which could not be substantiated by the Executive was worth around £12 million. That was set against an estimated £10 million bill for work which contractors did not initially claim for but which was included following the negotiations.
That leaves the Executive with a shortfall of around £2 million between the total of payments which cannot be properly substantiated and the estimate of contractors’ real entitlement. The £2 million has been written off.
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