Rupert Soames was speaking ahead of a meeting between the Work and Pensions and Business Select Committees and Deloitte and the Pensions Regulator, which is being held as part of a joint inquiry into the crisis to determine their role in the collapse of the construction giant.
On Wednesday 21st February, the Association of professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) hosted a webinar in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs to advise members hit by the Carillion collapse.
In this webinar, Tania Bowers, General Counsel at the APSCo, said, “As details around contractual rights continue to unfold, we are advising members to keep abreast of updates to the Carillion Latest Information section of the PwC website (which can currently be accessed via the homepage).
“This week’s webinar reiterated the unique circumstances of this compulsory liquidation, with employment and commercial contracts not being automatically terminated as is usually the case under these circumstances, most certainly because of the scale of upheaval that this would cause.
“For recruiters with live contracts, PwC – which has been appointed as a Special Manager to Official Receiver with the liquidations – continues to recommend that, “Unless advised otherwise, all agents, subcontractors and suppliers should continue to work and provide goods and services as normal, under their existing contracts, terms and conditions” and that anyone who continues to supply services will be paid for such work post-liquidation.