A wave of redundancies resulting from the collapse of Carillion has been announced, with 452 staff losing their jobs.
A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said that while 919 Carillion employees have had their jobs safeguarded, so far 'despite best efforts' 452 have lost their position and will be entitled to claim for statutory redundancy payments.
Employees whose jobs have been safeguarded work on infrastructure, central and local government and construction contracts, and are transferring to new employers who have taken on this work.
A spokesperson 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. The Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service stands ready to support any of these employees by providing advice and information so people can move into a new job as quickly as possible.'