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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14143: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Skills Development Scotland regarding the liquidation of the construction company, Carillion.

Answered by: Keith Brown 26 February 2018

Support is being put in place, for example, through our initiative for responding to redundancy situations, Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) and Adopt and Apprentice which financial incentive to cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on a Modern Apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer.

With SDS, we are also working with wider partners such as the Construction and Industry Training Board to continue both monitor and respond to developments in relation to Carillion’s liquidation

Since the liquidation of Carillion, the Scottish Government has continued to liaise closely with Skills Development Scotland to ensure appropriate support for affected employees and apprentices.