Customers of failed UK firm Carillion have just been told to expect contracts to continue as before, while staff have been advised to show up for work as normal.
Carillion’s Official Receiver and its special managers PwC say subcontractors and staff should continue working. PwC was appointed today after weekend survival talks with the UK government produced no results.
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
PwC has just set up a website to provide information to customers, staff and stakeholders after Carillion collapsed on this morning.
"The Companies continue to provide the services under current contracts," PwC advised. "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."
On staff and subcontractors, PwC said: "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."
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."