January 17, 2018 / 9:00 AM / 4 months ago

After FT's Interserve report, Britain says none of its suppliers are comparable to Carillion

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said that it does not believe any of its suppliers are in a comparable position to failed outsourcer Carillion after the Financial Times reported that the government was monitoring peer Interserve due to concern over its finances.

A logo is seen in front of cranes standing on a Carillion construction site in central London, Britain, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

“We monitor the financial health of all of our strategic suppliers, including Interserve.  We are in regular discussions with all these companies regarding their financial position,” a spokeswoman for the Cabinet Office said.

“We do not believe that any of our strategic suppliers are in a comparable position to Carillion.”

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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