Consultation outcome

Fiscal reform of the UK Continental Shelf: consultation on an investment allowance

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises the responses received. It also sets out the government’s response in respect of key areas and the outcome of the consultation; the introduction of the investment allowance with effect on investment expenditure incurred on or after 1 April 2015.

Original consultation


Seeking views on the government’s proposal for a new basin-wide investment allowance, to support investment in oil and gas projects on the UK Continental Shelf.

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Consultation description

At Autumn Statement 2014, the government announced its intention to consult on a basin-wide investment allowance, to simplify and replace the existing system of offshore field allowances. The allowance aims to reward investment in existing and new fields as well as associated infrastructure. This paper launches the consultation which will close on 23 February 2015.

The government would like to hear from a wide range of stakeholders including individuals, companies and representative and professional bodies. HM Treasury will convene working groups over the course of the consultation with commercial, exploration, production, tax and finance experts to discuss technical issues raised in the consultation. If you would like to be a working group member please send a nomination, with your current position and organisation, using the correspondence details contained in the document.

The government will publish a summary of responses to this consultation later in the year. Legislation will be brought forward in an appropriate Finance Bill.

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Fiscal reform of the UK Continental Shelf: consultation on an investment allowance

Published 22 January 2015
Last updated 20 March 2015 + show all updates
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