Military housing managers CarillionAmey issue assurances over Carillion liquidation

Housing in Catterick Garrison.

The company responsible for managing the military housing stock in Catterick Garrison and other UK garrisons says it will continue to deliver services as normal despite one of its parent companies facing liquidation.

It was announced this morning that construction firm Carillion had begun steps to enter compulsory liquidation after ministers refused to use taxpayers’ money to rescue it.

One of its subsidiary companies, CarillionAmey, is responsible for managing housing stock in Catterick Garrison and elsewhere on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

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The company manages around 50,000 military homes in total.

CarillionAmey has issued a statement regarding the financial situation of Carillion.

It reads: “There is a considerable amount of press coverage regarding Carillion’s current financial position, however the impact on CarillionAmey’s operations remains limited and we will continue to deliver services as normal.

“CarillionAmey Limited and CarillionAmey (Housing Prime) Limited are two separate legal entities and operate almost entirely independently from our parent companies.

“Both CarillionAmey entities get paid directly by our customers and have our own banking facilities, therefore we have no concerns about our ability to continue to operate our businesses and our staff and suppliers will continue to be paid as normal.

“Furthermore, the infrastructure is in place to ensure we can continue to deliver for our customers, which our staff and suppliers will continue to do.”

The statement was issued on Friday.

An announcement on the liquidation came this morning after talks between Carillion, its lenders and the Government failed to reach a deal.

It is understood the Government will provide funding to maintain the public services run by Carillion.

As well as managing military housing, the firm is involved in major projects like the HS2 high-speed rail line, as well as managing schools and prisons.

It is the second biggest supplier of maintenance services to Network Rail.

The company has 43,000 staff worldwide – 20,000 in the UK. It is not clear yet how those staff will be affected.

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  1. According to my freinds still serving our country this company is completely useless at taing care of their homes, barracks and food!

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