City of Wolverhampton Council has convened an emergency cross agency Carillion city taskforce meeting at 2pm this afternoon (Monday) to discuss a plan of action.

The City of Wolverhampton based company announced this morning it has been forced to go into liquidation.

The council and its taskforce partners want to reassure Carillion employees, suppliers and contractors that we will do all we can to support them during this difficult time.

There are many issues which still require clarity and we will be identifying and working through them with our city and regional partners, such as the West Midlands Combined Authority, Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Department for Work and Pensions, and Black Country LEP, over the coming hours and days.

We will also be closely monitoring the national position and liaising with colleagues in government.

City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Peter Bilson, said: "This is sad news for our city.

"Carillion is a global brand that has had a strong association with Wolverhampton for decades.

  • released: Monday 15 January, 2018