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Opinion

IR35 reform: what oil and gas firms must do by 6th April

While COVID-19 and Brexit have dominated the agenda for oil and gas businesses in recent times - and rightly so I should add - there is a third issue that this industry is taking just as seriously. I am, of course, referring to IR35 reform in the private sector.

Opinion

‘Use time wisely’ for IR35, says former Worley project manager

There has been a lot of discussion over the last 12 months about how the changes to Off-Payroll rules will impact the UK Private sector, and I have read with great interest some of the comments and foresight on what IR35 is and what it will mean to the UK contracting workforce.

North Sea

It’s taken a pandemic…but government finally folded to IR35 pressure

As one of the most controversial pieces of legislation affecting the flexible workforce, IR35 is never far from the headlines and there have been campaigns and protests to try and halt the reforms. That has now been successful as Contractors celebrated their success last night.

Opinion

IR35 changes: What you need to know

The eagerly awaited IR35 off-payroll draft legislation was published by the UK Government in mid-July, extending the public sector IR35 changes to large and medium-sized businesses in the private sector.

Opinion

IR35: The clock is ticking down

Employment law can be complex and the energy sector is not immune from the confusion that surrounds IR35.

Other News

Algeria arrests gunmen close to site of Amenas gas plant attack

Algeria said it has arrested seven suspected Islamist gunmen in Amenas, close to the gas plant where an attack took place three years ago. A statement said the militants were not linked with any group but a number of different factions including Al Qaeda and ISIS (Islamic State) do operate in the region.

Oil & Gas

Saudi Arabia said to delay contractor payments after oil slump

Saudi Arabia is delaying payments to government contractors as the slump in oil prices pushes the country into a deficit for the first time since 2009, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Companies working on infrastructure projects have been waiting six months or more for payments as the government seeks to preserve cash, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Delays have increased this year and the government has also been seeking to cut prices on contracts, the people said.