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Nearly 400 jobs lost in Carillion collapse

02 February 2018 by
Nearly 400 jobs lost in Carillion collapse

Nearly 400 workers have been made redundant following government contractor Carillion's collapse last month.

The Official Receiver, part of the Insolvency Service, announced that 919 staff has been ‘safeguarded' and will transfer on existing or similar terms to new companies which are taking on Carillion's contracts.

However, "despite best efforts", 377 jobs were lost. It's not known how many are from the company's catering arm.

More than 18,000 staff based at the company's UK sites are still uncertain of their future as the Official Receiver continues to investigate contracts.

Since then, Carillion employees including cleaners and catering staff have been brought in-house.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: "I recognise that this will be a worrying time for all those affected, their families and local communities. I would like to thank all staff for their professionalism throughout the liquidation.

"I am expecting many employees working on other Carillion contracts to transfer in the coming weeks and we are continuing to keep the workforce updated as these are arrangements are finalised."

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