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City Link

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 219801, tabled on 6 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received calling for City Link to be taken into public ownership; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 January 2015

The Department received a large volume of identical emails, many from abroad, which included a call to take the company into public ownership.

While there were no grounds for doing so, this is clearly a worrying time for City Link workers and their families and the Government’s focus is on supporting those being made redundant.

The Department for Work and Pensions is engaging with the administrator and unions to make sure City Link employees and self-employed drivers are aware of the support available to help them back into work, including Job Centre Plus’ Rapid Response Service.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills