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Carillion: Official Receiver's update

The Official Receiver provides an update on employment within the Carillion group in liquidation.


A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said:

Secure ongoing employment has now been found for 64% of Carillion’s former workforce – in the past week another 19 staff have moved to new suppliers. Regretably two staff will be leaving the business this week taking total redundancies to 12% of the pre-liquidation workforce. They will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service.

Discussions continue with potential purchasers for Carillion’s remaining contracts and with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed.

Further information:

  • in total, to date 11,637 jobs have been saved and 2,303 jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation
  • a further 1,115 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons
  • this information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred
  • just over 3,000 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts
  • further information about rights in redundancy is available on
Published 21 May 2018