Child Benefit and Your Taxes

Bringing kids into the world is an expensive business. Last year studies estimated that the average cost of raising a child in the UK rose to £230,000....

Are you Having your Best Shave?

We all know that shaving every day can feel like a chore. The cost of razor blades…. and actually remembering to buy new ones regularly can be...

Workers Unite to Reject Latest OCA Deal

81 per cent of Unite members have voted to reject the latest deal put forward by their employers, represented by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA). The Union body...

Arran – Scotch on the Rocky Shores

As weekends away go, a trip to Arran has to be up there as one of the finest. For a small island it packs a big punch.  The...

Chancellor Vows to Help North Sea Oil and Gas

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will investigate the use of tax incentives to help keep oil and gas fields productive for longer. The tax breaks would...

You Offshore Gifting Dilemmas Sorted!

Our Guide to Some of the Best Online Gifting Options We have all been there. You get offshore only to realise your wedding anniversary / mothers birthday /...

Job Losses Cut Costs, But Investment Still Needed to Stop Production Decline

According to the the Oil and Gas UK Business Outlook production could fall from 2020 if fresh capital is not secured. Worryingly the report also predicts a...

Whisky Master Class & The World’s Largest Whisky Collection

No trip to Edinburgh should be complete without a visit to the World’s largest Whisky collection at The Scotch Whisky Experience. A close friend recently received a gift...

Call for Probe into Discrimination Against Oil & Gas Workers

Victims of the downturn are finding themselves in an even worse situation as potential new employers are actively discriminating against them, they say.  A previous oil and gas...

Helping Young Children When a Parent Works Away

Children may struggle with their emotions when a parent returns to work, especially if the parent is going away for 3 weeks or more at a time. Talking...

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