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autumn statement


EY Guest Editor: Derek Leith on what to expect from the Autumn Statement

EY’s Derek Leith explains why it is unlikely we will see any further changes to the North Sea fiscal regime in the Autumn Statement 2016. However, the oil and gas industry will have huge interest in what the Chancellor has to say on the many other pressing issues affecting the wider economy.


Autumn Statement 2015: Unfinished business?

With the Autumn Statement announced this week, Derek Leith, UK head of oil and gas taxation at EY, continues in the role of Energy Voice’s guest editor. Follow along each day as he spells out the challenges and triumphs the industry faces.

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OGUK reacts to Autumn Statement

Oil & Gas UK's economics director Mike Tholen said it was important the industry continue to boost confidence and encouragement investment in the North Sea following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review.


Video: Autumn statement – did the industry deserve more?

Energy Voice’s guest editor for the week, Derek Leith, breaks down the Chancellor’s latest Autumn statement. EY’s UK head of oil and gas taxation discusses whether the industry deserves as much airtime as the steel sector, cost efficiency versus taxation and what to expect next. Watch the video to find out more.


Opinion: Will the Autumn Statement bring some respite for the renewables sector?

On 25th November, the Government will announce a joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement. Economic security, national security and opportunity have already been identified as the major themes, but with the Paris climate change conference just around the corner, could there be some respite for the hard pressed renewables sector?


‘Speed up tax plans to spur exploration’

Offshore industry chiefs have urged the UK Government to speed up measures to support the sector after coalition ministers unveiled radical plans to reward North Sea investment. Tax regime changes aimed at making sure as much oil and gas as possible is extracted have been welcomed by operators. But they want them implemented sooner rather than later because of the challenges posed by low crude prices and high exploration costs. Highland MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Priti Patel, were both in Aberdeen yesterday to present their department’s financial review of the sector.