By By Matt Fryer, Head of Legal Services and Marcus Kenny, Business Development Manager, Brookson Legal
The energy industry has traditionally relied on skilled contractors for project delivery, offering an attractive route for flexible work long before many other sectors realised its benefits. But it now risks being left behind in the post-pandemic competition for talent.
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.