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Hundreds of jobs saved after Carillion's collapse but 377 are made redundant

PUBLISHED: 12:36 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:36 02 February 2018

The official receiver has announced 377 jobs will be lost due to Carillion's collapse. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The official receiver has announced 377 jobs will be lost due to Carillion's collapse. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The collapse of the Carillion group will result in 377 staff being made redundant, the official receiver said.

Some 919 workers at the giant construction and outsourcing firm have had their jobs protected.

But “despite best efforts” it has not been possible to save the jobs of 377 staff, a spokesman for the official receiver said.

The spokesman said: “As part of the ongoing liquidation of the Carillion group I am pleased we have been able to safeguard the jobs of 919 employees today.

“Most staff are transferring on existing or similar terms and I will continue to facilitate this wherever possible as we work to find new providers for Carillion’s other contracts.

“Despite best efforts it has not been possible to secure the jobs of 377 staff, who will be made redundant. “

The spokesman added: “I am expecting many employees working on other Carillion contracts to transfer in the coming weeks and we are continuing to keep the workforce updated as these arrangements are finalised.”

A spokesman for the Official Receiver said 377 staff will be made redundant following the collapse of Carillion but 919 jobs have been saved.

The staff whose jobs have been saved are involved in infrastructure projects, central and local government, and construction contracts and are transferring to new employers who have taken on this work.

Those who have lost their jobs will be entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments.

A spokesman for the Official Receiver said: “I recognise that this will be a worrying time for all those affected, their families and local communities. I would like to thank all staff for their professionalism throughout the liquidation.”

A government spokesperson said: “Understandably, this will be a very difficult time for those who have been made redundant and their families.

“As with almost all insolvencies, there are unfortunately a number of redundancies, and government stands ready to support those affected through JobCentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service.

“We continue to work hard to minimise the impacts of insolvency and ensure that public services run safely.”

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