Construction Index Features

Sun March 29 2020

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The decline and fall of Carillion

Britain reveals its ugly side in Carillion witch-hunt

In the seven days since Carillion announced it was filing for liquidation Phil Bishop has posted approximately 8,000 words on the subject in the form of various news reports for The Construction Index. Here is his first comment on the story.

Hundreds more Carillion staff laid off

Another 230 former Carillion employees have been laid off this week, bringing the total redundancies since the company’s liquidation to 1,371 and rising.

Carillion collapse: contingency plans kick in

Carillion has been on the edge of a precipice since its profits warning in July and subsequent posting of a £1.1bn interim pre-tax loss in September. Clients and joint ventures partners have had months to prepare contingency plans and some of these are kicking in today.

Carry on Carillion

Carillion had a reputation throughout the industry as a dysfunctional organisation, a supplier tells us.

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