George Osborne

Kiran Stacey

Oil and gas operators in the North Sea have ramped up their lobbying efforts to persuade the government to reverse, or at least dilute, its tax hike on those companies to pay for the cut in fuel duty. Read more

Kiran Stacey

The tension between oil companies and George Osborne surrounding North Sea oil taxes has erupted into war.  Read more

Kiran Stacey

George Osborne reiterated today the UK government’s “determination to be the greenest government ever”. But given what we already knew, most of the new information contained in Wednesday’s Budget is set firmly against that agenda. Read more

Kiran Stacey

George Osborne, the UK chancellor, has just announced his tax measures for the next year, and the biggest surprise came with a cut to fuel duty, to be funded by extra charges on oil and gas companies if the oil price remains over a certain price somewhere around $75 a barrel. The supplementary charge for such companies will now go from 20 per cent to 32 per cent. Read more

Kiran Stacey

George Osborne did not spend much time talking about the energy industry today, but the spending review contained some important new figures and policies. Here, then is the spending review – as far as it effects the energy industry – in numbers. Read more

Kiran Stacey

to look like over the next four years. But what will George Osborne’s announcement mean for the energy industry? We asked a group of experts, industry insiders and campaigners to give us their view on the main things they want to hear from the chancellor. Here’s what they said. Read more