Official Receiver makes 377 Carillion staff redundant after firm’s collapse

The collapse of construction and outsourcing giant Carillion has resulted in the loss of nearly 380 jobs, the Official Receiver announced today.

The body in charge of liquidating the firm said 377 people will be made redundant follow the contractor’s demise, though more than 900 jobs have been protected. It is unclear how many of the jobs lost will be in Scotland, though reports have suggested that it could be as many as 29.

Carillion’s projects north of the border include the £745 million Aberdeen bypass, the £23m extension of platforms at Edinburgh Waverley station and the £11.6m electrification of the Shotts railway line.

A spokesman for the Official Receiver 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.

“Those affected will be entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments.”

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