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Carillion staff told to keep working after reassurances are made about wages

Carillion staff and subcontractors have been told its business as usual after the appointed accountancy firm PwC issued a statement to reassure employees about their futures.

The firm’s official receiver and its special managers PwC say subcontractors and staff should continue working. It’s after the accountancy firm was appointed following an unsuccessful weekend of survival talks with the government. Managers will assume day-to-day control of the company, selling assets, dealing with creditors’ claims and investigating what caused the company’s collapse. The review could take several months. 

In a statement, PwC said: “The companies continue to provide the services under current contracts. The special managers will be working with company staff, and customers will be contacted individually to discuss ongoing arrangements. Any outstanding balances can currently be paid in the normal way to the companies, except that payments direct to the company’s bank should now be made to the company’s new bank account. These will be communicated to you shortly. 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.

PwC have been clear that managers will be exploring any potential sale of the businesses and assets in whole or part.  The company has asked any party wishing to express an interest to get in touch.

The PwC also had advice to suppliers regarding payments. The statement added: “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.”

Advice and updates from PwC can be found here.