17th January 2018
The Cabinet Office has announced that the government will continue to deliver all public sector services following the insolvency. The Official Receiver who works for the Insolvency Service has been appointed by the court as liquidator along with partners at PwC that have been appointed as Special Managers.
The Pensions Advisory Service will provide free and impartial guidance for those in pension schemes affected by Carillion’s insolvency, through a dedicated helpline that has been established. The Insolvency Service can make payments out of the National Insurance Fund for unpaid pension contributions subject to statutory limits. The Pension Protection Fund is also available to pay out compensation in the case where a company can’t honour its liabilities to employees when it becomes insolvent. Visit: https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/ or Tel: 0300 123 1047.
In addition, the following resources are open to all workers and businesses affected by Carillion’s liquidation and to those who are seeking further information:
Further to the statement released regarding Carillion ceasing trading, we would like to share with you measures CITB have put in place to support our customers.
We have set up a dedicated phone number for inward calls for both learners and employers 0344 994 4010 and a dedicated email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your receive any enquiries from learners or employers regarding Carillion Apprenticeships, please ask that they call 0344 994 4010, ignore all button press options and wait for your call to be answered.
We are setting up events across the country for apprentices to meet CITB Apprenticeship Officers. They will provide information and support to help affected apprentices continue their education.
We are also offering a package of support and adoption grants for employers looking to recruit former Carillion apprentices.
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