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Carillion: Further 452 staff cuts revealed

Carillion’s official receiver has announced a second wave of redundancies, with 452 staff at the failed contractor losing their jobs.

Construction News understands that workers on private sector contracts account for 362 of the axed roles, with 52 from Carillion’s public sector work and the remaining layoffs comprising back-office staff not linked to particular contracts.

The majority of the redundancies come from various smaller Carillion developments across the UK ranging from leisure centres to school building projects, CN has learned.

A significant proportion of the project-related layoffs are due to new firms taking on former Carillion projects.

The official receiver has also announced that a further 100 jobs have been safeguarded.

CN understands these staff were employed on public sector contracts and have been transferred to new employers.

A spokesperson for the official receiver said: “Unfortunately, 452 posts are being made redundant.

“They cover a variety of roles connected with private and public contracts across different parts of the country, as well as back-office functions.

“We can confirm that we have safeguarded a further 100 jobs and these roles are linked to public sector contracts.

“Most staff will be transferring on existing or similar terms, something I will continue to facilitate wherever possible as we work to find new providers for Carillion’s remaining contracts.

“Our efforts are focused on the smooth transfer of Carillion’s contracts to new providers and we will continue to keep Carillion’s workforce updated as these arrangements are finalised.”

On Friday it was announced that 377 Carillion staff had been let go, 253 of whom worked on public sector contracts and 124 from private sector jobs.

The government revealed over the weekend it was making £100m-worth of loans available to suppliers and subcontractors affected by the collapse of Carillion.

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