Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

George Osborne to introduce tax cuts for oil and gas industry in the budget

26/01/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdevmjyvmtmvntuvntyvmtm2l0dlb3jnzv9pc2jvcm5lxzawos5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Chancellor says fall in oil prices demonstrates benefits of United Kingdom and would have left an independent Scotland more vulnerable

George Osborne has said that he will introduce further tax cuts for the oil and gas industry in the upcoming budget, to help offset the fall in global oil prices.

Answering questions from MPs on the treasury select committee about the future devolution of financial powers to Scotland, the chancellor said: “I took decision in the autumn statement to reduce taxes on North Sea oil, anticipating the pressures that the fall in the oil price would have on the industry and I’m sure we’re going to have to take further steps in the budget, but we can only do because we’re a United Kingdom and we pool our risks.”

He said that the fall in oil prices had demonstrated the benefits of a United Kingdom and that independence would have left Scotland much more vulnerable to such a fall. Osborne argued that the government of an independent Scotland would have been left unable to deliver their promises and would have been forced to implement spending cuts.

The chancellor expressed support for robust independent analysis of public finances in Scotland, saying the country would need a body like the Office for Budget Responsibility, which provides independent economic forecasts and analysis of public finances, to oversee its finances once new economic powers are devolved.

He said that the governmental body currently responsible for Scotland’s economic forecasts and analysis did not have a good record, pointing to their overestimation of the oil revenue the country would gain.

Osborne’s comments come after accusations by both the Scottish government and the Labour party that the coalition has failed to act on the effects of the falling oil price.

Writing in the Press and Journal, ahead of a visit to Aberdeen with the Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy, the shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, said that while Osborne had said he would look at the issue of tax incentives for the oil industry, the government couldn’t afford any more delay.

This article has been extracted from http://www.theguardian.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jan/20/george-osborne-tax-cuts-oil-gas-industry-budget-united-kingdom-independent-scotland

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, IT Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid management in permanent and contract roles.

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtyvmtivmdcvmtavmdyvndkvntg0l0vudgvychjpc2ugcmvzb3vyy2ugcgxhbm5pbmcgy29wes5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijm4mhgxmdajil1d

Infor launches new mobile solution

2016-12-07 09:00:00 +0000

Infor, one of the global leaders in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, has revealed that it is launching a new mobile solution. The company, which has focused on developing specialised business applications for a variety of industries, unveiled Infor Mobility for Field Service (MFS). The solution is a comprehensive mobility application that can streamline operations for employees working in the field. To ensure that field technicians are provi...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmtivmdyvmdkvmjcvmtavnze4l2nsb3vkihrly2hub2xvz3kgc2vydmljzxmuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

AI continues to infiltrate cloud computing se...

2016-12-06 09:00:00 +0000

With Google and Microsoft both already working on artificial intelligence (AI) software for their cloud services, it has been revealed that Amazon is now to join the battle. The internet giant is to prioritise developing AI for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the division that sells data storage and computing to IT professionals around the world. AWS is currently the fastest-growing division for Amazon, with the past year having seen sales soar by 60 per cen...