Chilled food delivery group collapses putting over 400 jobs at risk
EVCL Chill goes into administration hit by severe driver shortages and loss of customers
Eddie Williams, joint administrator, said: “This has been a very difficult situation and involved intense discussions with key stakeholders on an accelerated basis to get to this position. As businesses move from survival mode to recovery, the financial climate is still very volatile.”
PwC said employees whose jobs had not been transferred to other firms would hear more next week. It said EVCL Chill going into administration did not affect the wider EV Cargo Group, which continued to trade as before.The news of EVCL Chill’s collapse comes ahead of an expected announcement by the government that
visa rules will be relaxedfor foreign HGV drivers to get supply chains moving.On Saturday, Tony Danker, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry, called for a “temporary and managed” system to bring in foreign labour. He told BBC Breakfast: “You need to be able to, on a temporary basis, on a fixed and managed basis, bring in skills we need now.” headtopics.com
Danker said the CBI welcomed the government’s ambition to recruit and train British workers, but said: “You can’t turn baggage handlers into butchers overnight or shopkeepers into chefs – you can do it over three to five years maybe, but you can’t do it overnight.”Read more: The Guardian »
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