At least 377 Carillion staff to be made redundant

At least 377 former Carillion staff will be made redundant, the Insolvency Service has said, as it sifts through the remains of the government contractor that collapsed last month.

The official receiver, the part of the Insolvency Service charged with handling Carillion’s liquidation, said it had found new employment for 919 staff, who will transfer to other companies.

The staff are set to keep their jobs work in Carillion’s infrastructure division, as well as on government and construction contracts, and will be taken on by new employers.

The receiver is still trying to make arrangements for more of Carillion’s 19,500-strong UK workforce, some of whom have already been taken on by new employers or former joint venture partners of the collapsed outsourcing firm.

But 377 will lose their jobs, the official receiver said, without saying which part of the business they worked for.

A spokesperson for the Insolvency Service said: “Those affected will be entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments. The Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service stands ready to support any of these employees by providing advice and information so people can move into a new job as quickly as possible.

“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.

“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 are arrangements are finalised.”

Carillion entered liquidation last month after a string of profit warnings triggered by unprofitable contracts saw it buckle under the weight of a £900m debt pile.