A report out today from EY says “green shoots” of recovery in the UK oilfield services (OFS) sector are struggling to flourish.
The total sum of cash earmarked for infrastructure projects in and around Aberdeen between now and 2030 has rocketed by £1.7 billion to more than £10bn during the past year, new figures show.
The oil and gas sector needs clarity on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union “pretty darn pronto”, an industry expert said today.
On 10 January 2019, HMRC launched a new Profit Diversion Compliance Facility (PDCF) aimed at multinational enterprises who have used cross-border arrangements that HMRC considers may result in an artificial reduction in UK profits, including arrangements targeted by the Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) legislation.
Oil prices settling in a sweet spot of $60-70 per barrel would give North Sea firms more confidence to kick on with investment plans, industry experts have said.
The oil and gas sector is bracing for the “extensive impact” of changes to off-payroll working rules announced in the chancellor’s budget, according to a tax expert.
The Chancellor is unlikely to spring any nasty surprises on the UK oil and gas industry in next week’s Budget, a tax expert has said.
A global expert has claimed Aberdeen’s diversification and regeneration is “paying dividends” as it was announced £8.4 billion of public and private investment is due to be delivered to the north-east before 2030.
A top north-east accountant has been appointed as EY’s global oil and gas tax lead.
Major oil and gas operators may withdraw from less profitable parts of the North Sea over the next year but that shouldn’t be viewed as a bad move, according to one of the industry’s leading economists.
The expression ‘cautious optimism’ continues to dominate the oil and gas sector, and over the course of the past 12 months the pendulum has swung back and forth between these two words.
As the dust settles on the first Autumn Budget for over two decades, one might reasonably conclude it was, outside of the oil and gas sector, a bit of an anti-climax.
The Chancellor's pledge to reform oil and gas tax law could help revitalise the North Sea, an industry tax expert said.
The UK oil and gas industry has good reason to be expectant of further changes to the oil and gas fiscal regime in Wednesday’s Budget.
As we approach Offshore Europe 2017, it’s worth considering the progress that the oil and gas sector has made in the UK since the previous conference in 2015.
The next UK Government will have to “push hard” to make sure mature North Sea assets end up in the right hands, a top tax adviser said.
While the North Sea is far from being on its last legs, the collapse in the price of oil and the high cost of running ageing infrastructure does mean that production is becoming uneconomic in an increasing number of fields. This has brought decommissioning activity into sharp focus, for upstream producers as well as the supply chain. Similarly, the subject of decommissioning tax relief has attracted much press coverage in recent months.
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It’s fair to say Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Spring Budget as Chancellor followed the same approach as his first (and last) Autumn Statement – no vote-grabbing gimmicks, no rabbits out of the hat, steady as she goes.
The Chancellor to the Exchequer has delivered hope for late life North Sea assets and the firms who will be tasked with their decommissioning, according to an industry expert.
The Budget on March 8, follows hot on the heels of the Autumn Statement on November 23. It is also the first of two Budgets we can expect this year as the UK transitions to an autumn rather than spring budget timetable. Usually it’s only election years during which two Budgets are delivered, but this year is an exception.
A combination of more stable oil prices and signs of new investment have provided grounds for “cautious optimism” for the UK oilfield service sector, according to analysis published by EY today.
We'll be bringing you all the latest from today's 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.
Pausing to review the landscape ahead of Philip Hammond’s debut statement as Chancellor, it is difficult to imagine a more challenging set of circumstances for him to deal with.