Government response

Government response to report into closure of City Link

Government response to the Select Committee report into the employment impact of the closure of City Link

City Link went into administration on 24 December 2014 affecting around 2,700 employees, self employed drivers and firms providing services to the company on a sub-contractor basis.

The impact of the closure on employment was looked at in a joint Business, Innovation and Skills and Scottish Affairs Committee report published in March 2015. This report made a number of recommendations covering improving communication with staff and contractors, tackling ’bogus self employment’ and giving a preference to all workers to increase their payments in insolvency following a company failure.

The Government response replies to those recommendations

Government response to the joint House of Commons committees' report on the impact of the closure of City Link on employment (PDF, 142KB, 14 pages)

Impact of the closure of City Link on Employment First Joint Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Scottish Affairs Committees