Mark Lammey

Business reporter at the P&J. Formerly online editor and deputy business editor at The Moscow Times.
Oil & Gas

Tullow fails corporate governance 101


The $1.7 billion hit to Tullow Oil Plc’s market value on Monday — a 65% drop — provides a stark reminder of why bosses shouldn’t stay too long at the top. The hydrocarbon producer has been stubbornly overoptimistic about its prospects. Reality has now dawned, and it turns out the London-based group is in an extremely tight position.

North Sea

IR35: Some key questions answered


The UK government's draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2019 spells out HMRC's plans to extend IR35 compliance obligations to end users in the private sector. Since its publication, familiarity and anxiety with IR35, also known as the 'off-payroll working rules', has escalated rapidly. Matthew Sharp, tax specialist at Fieldfisher, answers some of the questions that have emerged from greater awareness of the proposed legislation.