Opinion: UK oil & gas tax cuts: A £1bn boost?

The UK government is on a mission to maximise economic oil and gas recovery from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as higher development costs for aging oil and gas fields, depressed global oil prices and projections of slower global economic growth put even more pressure on the industry.

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Sturgeon urges Chancellor to lower oil and gas industry taxes

Scotland’s First Minister has called on the UK Government to lower taxes on the oil and gas industry in the forthcoming March Budget. Nicola Sturgeon said Chancellor George Osborne should take “urgent action” to protect jobs in the North Sea as she convened a special session of the Scottish Cabinet in Edinburgh. Ms Sturgeon said Finance Secretary John Swinney would seek an urgent meeting with the Chancellor to set out the Scottish Government’s view.