Government creates Carillion task force

By Pete Madeley | Business | Published:

Ministers have set up a task force involving business and unions to support people affected by the collapse of Carillion, the Business Department announced.

Business Secretary Greg Clark

Business Secretary Greg Clark is due to chair its first meeting later today.

A Business Department spokesperson said: "We have created a task force to continue to support and monitor the impact on small businesses and employees who have been affected by Carillion’s insolvency.

"The task force will meet today and will comprise representatives from business, construction trade associations, the trade unions, lenders and government."

Lorely Burt, Liberal Democrat small business spokesperson said it was essential that small businesses did not 'bear the brunt of the Conservative government's inaction' over Carillion's collapse.

"The Government must stop burying their heads in the sand. It's time they take responsibility for this situation and provide the long-term help necessary to the minimise damage caused to small businesses by Carillion's collapse," she said.

Pete Madeley

By Pete Madeley

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.


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