15 Jan 2018

Labour accuses government of negligence after Carillion collapses

Political Editor

Downing Street confirmed today that no fewer than eight contracts have been signed with Carillion since the profit warning in July, while it’s emerged that a government representative to manage the relationship between the firm and the public sector was “rotated off” at around the same time. It’s added fuel to Labour’s fury. They’ve accused the government of “shocking negligence”, while ministers insisted that taxpayers “should not and will not bail out a private sector company”.