The deferral of a “deeply unpopular” reform with huge implications for North Sea industry is a welcome surprise for many businesses and contractors, tax experts said yesterday.
We’re just days away from the UK Budget and this year’s spending plans are leaving us all questioning what to expect. With a new Chancellor, a new majority Conservative government, the build-up to COP26, and a flurry of Brexit transition negotiations, there’s a lot of second-guessing about the UK’s direction of travel after March 11.
Plunging oil prices are likely to make North Sea companies “think harder” before making investment decisions, industry experts said on Friday.
An Aberdeenshire crane hire firm has collapsed into administration, with the loss of 11 jobs.
The multiaward-winning Marischal Square developmentin Aberdeen is 75% let just over two years after construction work ended for the £107 million project.
Bosses at commercial property consultancy FG Burnett have toasted a successful year, with the firm at the heart of a third of all office deals in Aberdeen during 2019.
Every Christmas the Oxford Dictionary announces its word of the year. This year it’s ‘climate emergency’. Over the last twelve months there has been a rapid acceleration in climate activism around the world.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s 31st Oil and Gas Survey painted a positive picture for the oil and gas sector.
Another “Big Four” global accountancy giant has chosen Marischal Square as the new home for its Aberdeen office.
A new study into the health of the North Sea oil and gas industry has revealed growing levels of confidence and an increasing number of firms gearing up for the energy transition.
Businesses throughout Scotland are being urged to prepare for a recession as the threat of a no-deal Brexit becomes “increasingly real”.
Growing optimism in the oil and gas sector has failed to date to deliver a lift in oilfield services (OFS) transactions, according to KPMG.
Eleven fledgling companies have graduated from an intensive Aberdeen-based oil and gas technology accelerator programme.
The Aberdeen based energy team working for one of the Big Four firms has reported a rise in M&A activity in the last year and a half.
A group of north-east business leaders have joined forces to ensure technology and innovation becomes the heart of Scotland’s oil and gas industry.
The FreightCo group has gone bust, with 19 jobs shed among its 24-strong workforce, the provisional liquidators said yesterday.
New research from KPMG has highlighted a growing gap in business confidence between North Sea energy firms and the wider Scottish and UK economies.
Oil and gas firms are convinced that Aberdeen can cement its place as an energy powerhouse while making the transition to a low-carbon future.
In the Chancellor’s most recent Autumn Budget the UK government confirmed plans to reform the IR35 tax legislation for the private sector.
Oil and gas supply chain firms are among a large number of Scottish companies showing "zombie-like" symptoms, KPMG has said.
Whilst we are seeing a clear uptick in activity and the UK oil and gas industry is certainly on the way up again, the industry must continue to move forward. However, under current market conditions, how can companies capitalise on change whilst remaining stable and sustainable and, more importantly, will there be enough return for all?
There is increasing pressure on oil and gas companies in Aberdeen to address the risks associated with counterparties, be it suppliers, agents, vendors, contractors or joint venture partners - the list goes on.
The US firm behind a major North Sea helicopter operation has cast doubt on its own future.
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.
Unpredictability is the only certainty in the world of crude prices. But oil industry observers believe crude prices are more likely to rise than fall over the coming months.