Logistics (travel, accommodation, safe passage, aviation)
Latest information and updates related to Coronavirus
Police-Assisted Freight Movements
Movement of Freight During COVID-19 Lockdown – The UK Government enforced a country-wide lockdown from 23 March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, only essential travel is permitted. A full breakdown of essential travel can be found on the Government website at www.gov.uk/COVID-19.
For the continuation of ongoing work in the oil and gas industry, it has been recognised that movement of freight must be allowed where necessary. Police Scotland have advised that this movement/assisted movement of freight will be supported in the following circumstances:
- Where the goods or materials being transported are required to support safety-critical works
- Where the goods or materials being transported are required to support the production of hydrocarbons
- Where the goods or materials being transported are required to ensure the security of supply
Police Scotland are not able to support any non-critical or non-essential freight movements during the Government enforced lockdown. The template found below can be used as proof of essential movement of freight. This has been agreed with Police authorities within the UK.
Download the template here.
External Affairs Consultations
Consultation – Aligning UK international support for the clean energy transition
UK Export Finance and Government support for fossil fuels. On the 12th of December 2020, the UK Government announced its intention to end direct support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, and their intention to consult industry. OGUK opposed this significant change in UK Government policy, which could undermine the UK’s oil and gas […]
Consultation – Scottish Government Vision for Trade
Scottish Government support for fossil fuel exports. On the 26th of January 2021, the Scottish Government announced its intention to end direct support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas, in line with the UK Government announcement in December, and their intention to consult industry. OGUK opposed this significant change in Scottish Government policy, which […]
Consultation – Research and Development Tax Relief
UK Government consultation to define and explore the implementation of reliefs. On the 3rd of March 2021, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced its intention to explore the nature of private-sector R&D investment in the UK, how that is supported or otherwise influenced by the R&D relief schemes, and where changes may […]