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Final Carillion contracts handed over

Carillion

The last of 278 Carillion-held contracts have been handed over to new providers, signalling the end of the trading phase of liquidation.

An additional 429 roles have also been transferred, taking the total number of jobs saved to 13,945, with 2,787 redundancies processed and a further 1,272 employees leaving the business during the liquidation period.

The majority of the 278 contracts were in relation to facility management services, with most of Carillion’s construction, rail and road contracts transferred at an earlier date.

Of the final contracts, just three related to construction, an Insolvency Services spokesperson told New Civil Engineer. While two contracts related to technical works in Tameside, Greater Manchester, one other was in relation to a project management role in Canada.

The Official Receiver, Dave Chapman, said: “The continued uninterrupted delivery of essential public services since the company’s collapse in January reflects the significant effort put in by its employees, supported by my team and those employed by the special managers.

“During this period 83% of the original workforce have either transferred with the contracts or resigned with another job to go to. Staff have been very professional throughout the liquidation and I want to thank them for their support as we worked to find new suppliers.

He added: “The focus of the liquidation will now shift to the provision of limited transitional services for some suppliers 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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