North Sea

Oil workers must heed IR35 rules when setting up own businesses

The oil and gas downturn of approximately five years ago where the price of a barrel of oil dropped to less than $30 led to thousands of employees in the sector being made redundant.  Those who wished to remain in the sector had to be patient before ultimately securing further employment.


Aberdeen deal activity – an honest assessment

I was asked to present a view on deal flow in Aberdeen. Not a bland “it’s getting better, albeit still challenging” comment, but something more realistic, perhaps more honest, based on what we’re seeing in the day-to-day.