The oil and gas sector has relied on contractor talent for many years. With uncertainty on the horizon for 2023, the flexibility and agility offered by this workforce will be more important than ever.
In the Government’s Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt highlighted the need for the UK to secure its energy independence and made reference to the energy sector’s cyclical nature.
A new event celebrating the connective power of the energy industry while also raising cash for a life-saving helicopter service took place in style on Saturday night.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has been criticised for his U-turn in abolishing IR35 reforms, and today's "budget doesn’t help matters", according to one specialist.
Liz Truss’s plans for major projects and new exploration in the North Sea is set to create a surge in demand for experienced contractors in the energy sector, yet the industry is already struggling to recruit amidst a national engineering skills shortage.
HMRC is actively investigating IR35 compliance in the oil and gas sector. Although it’ll be a little while before we potentially see the outcome of these investigations in the courts, now is the time for energy businesses to review their approach and stress test their solutions so they can be confident should HMRC investigate.
When HMRC introduced changes to the ‘off-payroll working rules’, commonly known as IR35, in April 2021, it promised the private sector a 12 month ‘soft-landing’.
A specialised law firm is making moves to help Aberdeen’s energy sector “unlock IR35” as the market, and demand for flexible labour, picks up.