North of Scotland

North of Scotland

Peterhead CCS project ‘not ruled out’ by Shell decom plans

November 7, 2018

Shell’s plans to decommission a North Sea pipeline have not derailed a major clean energy scheme in Peterhead, organisers have insisted. The energy giant yesterday submitted plans to the UK government to shut down the Goldeneye field, which lies 81 miles north-east of Aberdeen. To read more on Energy Voice, click here.

North of Scotland

Result expected on OCA strike action vote

November 2, 2018

The result is expected later today on a union ballot for North Sea strike action. Workers are hoping for a 4% increase in basic pay from companies who are members of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA). Offshore union Unite’s ballot on industrial action closes today. >> Read more on Energy Voice here <<

North of Scotland

John Todd: Analysing the Autumn Budget

November 2, 2018

I’ve spent the last few days studying the detailed Budget announcements and considering what the implications are for individuals and businesses that I advise. Budgets are, by their very nature, political and this one felt particularly so.

North of Scotland

Callum Wilson: A Budget for Grafters?

November 2, 2018

Entrepreneurs’ relief, the 10% capital gains tax rate on sale of trading business interests, is an emotive subject. It is either the ‘worst relief’ and costs the Government £2bn a year (The Resolution Foundation) or it’s one of the reasons why people are encouraged to set up businesses and pay tax in the UK. Business owners certainly don’t seem to emigrate to avoid UK capital gains tax like they did in the 1990s.

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