Carillion contracts handover complete

07/08/2018
Dominic Browne

New providers have been found for the final Carillion contracts, the Insolvency Service has announced, signalling the end of the first phase of the largest trading liquidation in UK history.

Agreements to transition the last of 278 contracts provided by the infrastructure giant are now in place, signalling the end of the liquidation trading period, which commenced on 15 January 2018.

Throughout this period the Insolvency Service ensured the continued provision of essential public sector services across roads, rail and other key infrastructure including hospitals and schools without any service disruption or major incidents.

A total of 2,787 redundancies have been made since the collapse of Carillion however 13,945 jobs - or 76% of the pre-liquidation workforce - have been saved.

A further 1,272 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons and around 240 core employees are currently being retained to help close out the remaining activities.

The Official Receiver is investigating the causes of failure of the company and has wide-ranging powers to obtain information, material, and explanations

Official Receiver, Dave Chapman, said: 'The focus of the liquidation will now shift to the provision of limited transitional services for some supplier and finalising Carillion’s trading accounts to ensure that payment is made to suppliers who have provided goods and services to the various liquidations. Suppliers are asked to ensure they supply their final accounts as soon as possible. 'My investigation into the cause of the company’s failure, including the conduct of its directors, is also underway.'

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