Scottish Government condemned over unknown energy jobs taskforce figures
By Allister Thomas
September 22, 2018, 5:19 amUpdated: September 22, 2018, 11:09 am
The Scottish Government has been condemned after admitting it does not know how many workers were helped back into employment through its energy jobs taskforce.
The taskforce was launched with much fanfare in 2015, with the aim of mitigating job losses caused by the oil downturn.
It was wound down last year, despite concerns it was “premature” given the continued uncertainty in the oil and gas sector. And now the Scottish Government has admitted it “does not have information” on the number of people the taskforce helped back into work.
Opposition parties last night accused the SNP of being “all spin and no substance” – and claimed it may never be known if the group had been successful.
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