Total Decom – Decommissioning News Summary – March 2017

The TotalDECOM round up is early this month, as we are getting ready for holding the TotalDECOM event on the 27-29th March at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Read on for our round up of news stories relating to the decommissioning industry in March 2017:

•    TotalDECOM

The conference and exhibition are well underway, with the team working on the finishing touches. This year’s event looks set to be our largest yet, with over 300 attendees (Who’s involved). We have a great range of speakers from across the sectors (including a strong Japanese presence). We are also fortunate enough to have some wonderful sponsors, such as our headline sponsor – Texodrone and our platinum sponsor – Aecom.

There is still time to be a part of TotalDECOM 2017; so book your delegate tickets now, to make the most of the unique event.

•    The Spring Budget 2017

On the 10th March, Chancellor Phillip Hammond presented the Spring Budget 2017. Along with increases in NI for the self employed (well almost!), fuel duty frozen for another year and the news that the UK had the second-fastest growing economy in the G7 in 2016, it was also announced the there would be a review of taxation of North Sea oil producers.  The BBC reports that:

“Philip Hammond will investigate the use of tax incentives to make it easier for operators to sell oil and gas fields, helping to keep them productive for longer.”

•    NDA Appoints New CEO

At the start of the month, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that David Peattie would take the lead as their new CEO. His predecessor, John Clarke, is stepping down after five years in the role. For more on this story, visit Energy Live News.

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