Yesterday yet another British government outsourcer Kier announced that it was in trouble.
Kier said it will cut 1,200 jobs and sell its homebuilding business, Kier Living, as well as shutting or selling other interests, including its recycling and rubbish processing units.
But will it go the same way as Carillion, which went bust in January last year?
Stephen Rawlinson, an analyst at Applied Value, doesn't think so.
"I don't think anyone wants to see another Carillion, because they realise that making these companies go into administration is expensive in itself, but not withstanding that, there is insufficient competition in the UK anyway to build the assets for the schools, the roads, the hospitals that we all need in our everyday lives," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
"But also it actually has physical assets it can sell. It can sell the land, it can sell the property, but it's not a great time to do it, so it may well be that it has to sell more assets than was announced yesterday."