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Budget 2018: Calls to make Scotland global hub for oilfield decommissioning welcome

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Martin Findlay, senior partner at KPMG in Aberdeen comments on the Budget 2018.

Martin Findlay

Officer Senior Partner

KPMG in the UK


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Martin Findlay, senior partner at KPMG in Aberdeen

“The Chancellor’s announcement of a desire to make Scotland a global hub for oilfield decommissioning is welcome. However, the call for evidence that was trailed in the Budget needs to be a quick one. Although oilfield decommissioning may be slower than would be the case had oil prices remained low, other countries are already moving to secure their share of the spoils of decommissioning work. The UK needs to move quickly and target appropriate investment and industry assistance appropriately.”


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