Carillion’s board presided over a “rotten corporate culture” and was culpable for its “costly collapse”, two committees of MPs have concluded.

They also accused the government and Big Four accounting firms of failing to stop Britain’s second biggest construction firm from going under.

The MPs said regulators should now consider banning the former directors of Carillion, which  collapsed under a £1.5bn debt pile in January, from serving on other company boards.

The collapse of Carillion, which employed 20,000 (half its global workforce) in the UK, resulted in thousands of jobs being lost.

It will now be a major test as to whether another Carillion can be prevented. It also reinforces the need to improve corprate culture- which the Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) is committed to.