More than 1,000 workers made redundant through Carillion liquidation

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More than 1,000 workers have been made redundant following the collapse of construction giant Carillion, a spokesperson for the official receiver of the group said.

The construction giant was placed into compulsory liquidation in January after suffering a series of loss-making contracts, leaving thousands of workers and subcontractors in financial purgatory.

Recent figures suggest that as many as 30,000 firms will be affected by late payments and cancelled contracts, with “17 to 18 per cent” expected to not make it through the next five years.

In its latest statement, the official receiver has now confirmed that 1,141 jobs have been made redundant as a result of the liquidation.

“Those who have lost their jobs will be able to find support through Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service and are also entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments,” it said.

“Discussions with potential purchasers continue and I expect that the number of jobs safeguarded through the liquidation will continue to rise. I am continuing to engage with staff, elected employee representatives and unions to keep them informed as these arrangements are confirmed.”

The official receiver said it has been able to move contracts and terms of employment for a further 7,610 jobs.