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Carillion redundancies continue to rise

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The number of redundancies at collapsed construction firm Carillion went up again this week as the Insolvency Service announced more job cuts.

The latest round of 23 redundancies takes the total number up to 1,825.

Carillion went into compulsory liquidation on 15 January this year.

The Insolvency Service said more than 10,000 of Carillion’s pre-liquidation 19,000 strong workforce had now gone into alternative employment following the transfer of 179 people to new employers.

However it said 23 employees would be leaving the business later in the week.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: “I am continuing to talk with potential purchasers for Carillion’s remaining contracts and will keep staff, elected employee representatives and unions to keep them informed as these arrangements are confirmed.”

More than 5,000 people are still employed by Carillion to deliver its remaining services. The work, for both public and private sector clients, will continue until decisions are taken to transfer or cease the contracts.

At the end of last month, it was announced that Carillion’s stake in two major electrification schemes would be taken over by its former joint venture partner (JV) on the job Powerlines Group.

The Midland Mainline and Shotts Line electrification projects will now be carried out by the Austrian-based company after it bought Carillion’s 50% stake in the JV. The two schemes are worth more than £300M in total.

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