Jay Jayasundara

JJ (as he was often referred to during his time at Isle of Wight council) headed the team that designed the council’s 25 year long Roads PFI, in his role as PFI Programme Director.

He oversaw the whole process including the selection of the contract bidders.

He left Isle of Wight council a few months after the PFI contract was signed with Vinci, only days before the PFI was to start, on 1st April 2013.

Isle of Wight council fails to detail impact of PFI cuts despite repeated requests

Man holding and axe

Isle of Wight council has cut £608,000 from the PFI contract so far, but have failed to provide exact details of what is being cut from where and what the impact will be

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 11:19am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 17 readers' comments

Did you know the PFI highways grant had 30 per cent chopped from it?

Mr Moneybags:

OnTheWight has dug back through the PFI archives to discover what the council said would be covered by the contract after the grant was cut by 30 per cent by the Government.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

All five staff cut from IW CCTV control room: Their combined wages less than PFI axe man’s

calculator and money

The annual staff costs for CCTV Control Room staff is less than amount paid to PFI consultant for eight month's work.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 5:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Overflowing bins? The PFI service was ‘better than needed in some areas’, says Cllr Ward

Overflowing bins by Sandown Hub

Cllr Ian Ward has said the service level cuts to the PFI have happened due to the service being "better than needed in some areas".

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 12:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Labour slam Isle of Wight council over PFI ‘savings’

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

The spokesperson for Island Labour says "Tories are calling cuts 'savings', as if that somehow reduces their impact".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 11:37am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Highways PFI savings could result in job losses, but not will not affect road resurfacing

Scrabble letters spelling Money:

The savings on the PFI contract could result in possible job losses but Island Roads say it's looking at redeployment and other avenues to keep any compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 12:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

How much has Jay Jayasundara ‘saved’ from PFI contract you asked – Here’s what we found out

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He’s been paid an extra £95,000 for six months’ work to find areas to cut from the Highways PFI contract (he originally received a £180k+/year package to design), but just how much will he be saving the council, OnTheWight asked.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Consultant paid nearly £100,000 in six months to fix PFI contract he designed

The PFI contract being signed

The man who used to pull in £180+k/year while he was setting up the Isle of Wight roads PFI is back being paid by IWC and as well as being paid £95,000 for six months' work to fix the contract, his £750 per month rent is covered by IWC.

Monday, 4th March, 2019 8:35am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Green light to pay Jay Jayasundara another £70,000 for PFI savings

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As revealed by OnTheWight back in March, Jay Jayasundara has already been back on the Isle of Wight since the beginning of the year examining the Highways PFI contract he was paid handsomely to create.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 10:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council slammed for return of controversial PFI architect

The PFI contract being signed

Chairman of the IWC, Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox said, “The majority of the issues we have are, and have been experienced and caused by that person. I think the public need to know that.”

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to offer Roads PFI architect a third bite at the cherry

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Having been paid by the Isle of Wight council to work out if there were any savings to be made on the Highways PFI contract (the one he originally architected), JJ could now be paid more money to make those savings. Nice!

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 4:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments

Architect of Isle of Wight Highways PFI contract is back! (updated)

Hi Honey!

The man who used to pull in £180+k/year while he was setting up the Isle of Wight roads PFI is back being paid by IWC. His mission? To save money OnTheWight has been told. The council responds.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments