The Official Receiver and its special managers PwC are telling Carillion subcontractors and staff to continue working as normal.

PwC has set up a website to advise the industry after Carillion collapsed on Monday morning.

It states: “The Official Receiver’s priority is to ensure the continuity of public services while securing the best outcome for creditors.

“Unless told otherwise, all employees, agents and subcontractors are being asked to continue to work as normal and they will be paid for the work they do during the liquidations.

“There will understandably be concerns about the impact of the liquidations and we are encouraging all parties to contact and engage with the Companies in the normal way.”

It is unclear whether the advice covers Carillion’s private construction jobs like its student accommodation, build-to-rent and office portfolios.

PwC’s advice to suppliers states: “You will get paid for goods and services you supply from the date of the Official Receiver’s appointment onwards.

“Over the coming days we will review supplier contracts and we’ll contact you concerning these soon.

“Goods and services you supply during the liquidation will be paid for. A letter will be sent to suppliers shortly containing further instructions.”

For workers it adds: “Notwithstanding the liquidation, the company will continue your employment on the same terms and conditions as before.

“You should continue to attend for work and you will continue to be paid as normal.

“Employees of the group should turn up to work, unless told otherwise. Please continue to turn up to your normal place of work. It’s very important that you continue to work normally.

“Agency workers should also continue to work normally and the agency will be paid for the work done.”


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