Carillion: Insolvency

(asked on 23rd February 2018) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with companies inheriting contracts from Carillion on the extension of TUPE rights to Carillion employees; and if he will make a statement.

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Andrew Griffiths
This question was answered on 28th February 2018

Some elements of TUPE do not apply in liquidation, specifically the continuity of service to those employees who transfer to new employers.

Importing employers may well decide to offer terms to transferring employees which recognise existing employment rights; that is a matter for the importing employer, though the Government has the aspiration to ensure transferred employees are no worse off. The Official Receiver is doing all he can to facilitate this wherever possible.

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