Carillion declares insolvency: information for employees, creditors and suppliers

Information about continuity of public services for employees and suppliers. On 15 January 2018, winding up orders were made against Carillion Plc and associated companies. The court appointed the Official Receiver as the liquidator. The companies involved in the liquidation are: Carillion Plc, company number 03782379 Carillion Construction Ltd, company number 00594581 Carillion Services Ltd, company More Info »

How can a contractor protect itself against employer insolvency?

This article considers the measures a contractor may take to protect itself against employer insolvency: When negotiating the terms of a building contract During the construction phase of a development and what protection measures to put in place should the employer become insolvent. A common thread which is regularly repeated in our discussions with contractors is More Info »

Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant opens for applications

Landowners, farmers and foresters can now apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland on their property. Photo credit: Natural England From  (Tuesday 2 January 2018), applicants can apply for the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant – a scheme to help landowners reap the environmental and financial benefits of woodland creation. The grant is open More Info »