Archive for March, 2015

The Budget 2015; surprises and innovation

The Budget 2015; surprises and innovation

The final Budget before the election was always going to struggle to provide sizable giveaways with such tight public finances, but even so there were some interesting surprises. The most innovative of these was the announcement of a Help to Buy: ISA, where for every £200 a first time buyer saves, the government will provide […]

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Public-private North Sea oil investment part of solution

Public-private North Sea oil investment part of solution

2014 has been a bleak and tough year for the UK’s North Sea oil industry. Industry veteran Sir Ian Wood has warned that 15,000 jobs could go in the North Sea and that six billion barrels of oil reserves – a third of what remains under the seabed – worth £200bn may be abandoned unless […]

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