Please would you let me know if Devon CC has any contracts with Carillion or their subsidiaries and if so where they are and also what steps are being taken to safeguard those contracts and employees involved.
Please also let me know whether council tax payers will be adversely affected because of collapse of this company. Will our council tax rise in order to deal with the outcome of this collapse?
Devon County Council confirmed our position immediately after Carillion was placed into liquidation with information which was made available to the press and we are happy to confirm that again:
We are confident that Devon has minimal exposure to Carillion’s collapse.
Carillion was previously involved with the Exeter PFI schools contract but has not been for some years.
The company is currently a named joint venture partner delivering some civil engineering elements of the full-fibre Gigaclear broadband network roll-out for the Connecting Devon and Somerset partnership. We have been assured that Gigaclear has a range of options available to it to deal with any change in circumstances affecting its contractors. Gigaclear is working to ensure that the publicly-funded broadband network is delivered on time and on budget