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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse

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The collapse of construction firm Carillion poses a threat to horticulture businesses that had contracts with the company. Many of the large construction projects Carillion was delivering have significant landscaping and nursery supply elements, leaving companies unsure whether they will get paid and jobs at risk. For individuals who find themselves facing redundancy and/or financial hardship as one of the knock on effects of this action, Perennial is here to help. The UK-wide charity is dedicated to helping everyone in the horticulture industry when they are in difficulty.

Britain’s second largest construction firm, which employs 20,000 people in the UK, went into liquidation on Monday 15 January with debts of around £1.5bn. It is the smaller businesses that were sub-contracted by Carillion that are likely to bear the brunt of the company’s collapse. With the Government limiting its support primarily to the company’s public sector contracts, redundancies in commercial companies are expected to run into thousands. Trade body Build UK estimates that between 25,000 and 30,000 businesses are owed money by Carillion.

Sheila Thomson, director of services at Perennial says: “The collapse of Carillion will affect a large number of small sub-contracted businesses, many of which were pro-actively encouraged by the Government to get involved in these public sector contracts. While Perennial cannot offer advice to businesses, we are here for any individuals from the horticulture and landscaping trades that have been affected by the situation and are faced with redundancy, a cut in hours or a reduction in personal income in any way.”

While many companies will have to wait to find out whether their debts will be paid, individuals who find they are facing redundancy, loss of income or financial hardship, can contact Perennial in strictest confidence for advice and support. Perennial’s services extend to everyone working in or retired from all parts of the horticulture industry.

Perennial’s services are free, confidential and independent and help extends to spouses, partners and dependent children. Every person that Perennial helps faces different challenges and therefore all help is completely tailored to individuals and continues for as long as they need it. Perennial’s casework team can advise on benefit entitlement and help with any claims, represent at hearings and tribunals and award grants in certain circumstances.  Perennial also has a dedicated debt advice service for those facing financial difficulties and its support includes negotiating with creditors and making applications for bankruptcy.

If you work in the horticulture sector and are worried about your job find out how Perennial can help with the website: http://perennial.org.uk/home/ways-we-can-help/ or contact Perennial by email on services@perennial.org.uk or phone in confidence on 0800 093 8543.

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