Kate has spoken in parliament on behalf of small businesses involved in the construction of Carrington power station who’ve yet to be paid for their services.
Part of the consortium which built the £710 million power station, sub contracted some of the work out to local small businesses.
However, Duro Felguera UK Ltd., the company in charge of the project, has been liquidated by its large Spanish parent company meaning that the Manchester based small businesses haven’t been paid for their work on the project.
One local company, owed tens of thousands by Duro, has been delayed payments since Christmas and faces serious financial difficulty without the payment.
Carrington Power Station officially opened last month at a ceremony attended by Energy Minister, Jesse Norman.
On 20th April Kate spoke in parliament to ask the Leader of the House of Commons for an urgent statement on the support that can be made available to the affected businesses, before parliament dissolves for the general election.
Kate said, “It’s disgraceful that our local businesses should lose out on a major infrastructure project that’s contributing to our national energy security.
“Failure to pay by large clients kills small businesses. That’s why I’ll be standing up for our small businesses to make sure they get paid for the work they do.”