OPITO's response the the Budget announcement


18th March 2015

Message from OPITO UK Managing Director, John McDonald

“We welcome the measures set out by Chancellor George Osborne in today’s Budget. The North Sea oil and gas industry has provided employment for hundreds of thousands of people and has raised the profile of UK skills and expertise around the world.

“It was critical that action be taken to encourage investment, which will contribute to the retainment of skills held within the industry’s workforce. This will ensure the industry continues to be a positive contributor and source of employment for/in the years ahead. We are pleased the UK Government has listened to the industry’s concerns.

“We look forward to working with Government, employers and other partners to maximise the impact of these measures in the months ahead.”

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