There is pressure on the UK Government to share plans for overhauling the electric grid to remove “unnecessary barriers” to renewable developments in Scotland.
Industry chiefs welcomed the North Sea Transition Deal last night and vowed to work with government to deliver a “homegrown” leap to net zero.
Business leaders, including former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable, have welcomed a £30million-plus Budget package for the Aberdeen energy sector.
The UK Government has given fresh commitments that the planned North Sea transition deal will be delivered by the end of next month.
Westminster accused of playing party politics over sector deal after north-east SNP MPs request for meeting snubbed
The UK Government has been accused of playing party politics over the upcoming North Sea transition deal.
The UK Government has been urged to give “more detail” on planned support for the oil and gas industry in order to give the sector greater confidence.
An Aberdeen MP has said uncertainty from Shell is "deeply regrettable" as it plans up to 9,000 job cuts.
Shell has announced plans for between 7,000 – 9,000 job cuts from its global workforce by the end of 2022.
Politicians and industry lobbyists are calling for the UK Government to help save hundreds, if not thousands, of threatened North Sea jobs by urgently tackling a “cashflow conundrum”.
Politians and union bosses have hit out at Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Job Retention Bonus scheme, with some claiming it does “little to nothing” to affect growing North Sea job losses.
MPs have blocked a move to delay the introduction of IR35 tax rules to the private sector until 2023.
An Aberdeen MP has said the government “can’t continue to dither” on an oil and gas sector deal as industry leaders meet the UK energy minister later.
The UK Government’s furlough scheme is unlikely to “stem the tide” of oil industry job losses as employers are told to start contributing to wages in the coming months, lawyers and politicians said.
A number of prominent north-east politicians have called for the UK Government to fast-track a long awaited oil and gas sector deal following a new report by representative body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) that claimed the industry could see tens of thousands of job losses due to Covid-19.
Pressure continues to build on the UK Treasury to inject cash into the north-east energy industry.