Harland & Wolff given extra time to assess potential offers

Accountants BDO said they had held 'positive discussions' with potential suitors, and as such had extended a period of temporary unpaid lay-offs for workers at the shipyard

18th August, 2019

Potential bidders for the historic Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast have been given more time to come forward with offers to save the business, which fell into administration earlier this month. Accountants BDO said they had held “positive discussions” with potential suitors, and as such had extended a period of temporary unpaid lay-offs for workers at the shipyard.

The 120 or so workers are not getting paid at present, but by extending...

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