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Contractor News Archive: November to December 2006

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Acergy UK Campus Development Deal in Aberdeen01/11/2006
Acergy UK agrees deal with Stewart Milne Group for multi-million pound campus development in prestigious Westhill Business Park on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Acergy employs around 500 personnel at its current base in Bucksburn, Aberdeen. The company will move and expand into its own specially designed multi-purpose campus with potential to house 800 staff.


Companies Bill To Save UK Business Millions08/11/2006
Companies Bill receives Royal Assent today and introduces sweeping changes to simplify and improve company law. Company law substantially rewritten to make it easier to understand and more flexible - especially for small businesses.


RMT Divers Vote to Accept North Sea Employers' Improved Offer14/11/2006
More than 900 North Sea divers and support staff who have been on strike since November 1 have voted overwhelmingly to accept a pay package that will increase current rates by a cumulative 44.7 per cent over the next two years.


Big Boost For Business As EU Trade Barriers Slashed15/11/2006
Trade barriers within the European Union dealt fatal blow today as European Parliament agreed the EU Services Directive. The landmark agreement will be worth up to £5 billion a year to the UK economy and create up to 135,000 jobs. The EU Directive on Services in the internal market will cut red tape across the EU making it easier for service providers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to set up and offer services in other Member States.


Bristow Helicopter Ditches In North Sea23/11/2006
Several people rescured from North Sea after Bristow helicopter crashes. The twin-engined Super Puma ditched near the Dutch port of Den Helder, however rescuers pulled everyone out of the wreckage and the water.


Weatherford Forecast 500 New Jobs06/12/2006
Oil services group Weatherford forecast possible 500 new jobs being created in the next five years. The company currently employs around 1,800 people throughout the UK, 1,000 of them in Aberdeen, potentially increasing by more than 50% by the end of 2011.


HM Treasury - Pre Budget Report 200606/12/2006
Chancellor Gordon Brown concludes his tenth, and possibly final, Pre Budget Report. What surprises does this report hold for contractors and small businesses within the UK?


Is It The End For Composites' Tax Breaks?06/12/2006
The Chancellor issues proposals to remove the tax advantage offered by composite and managed service companies. Read The Chancellor's Report about the Treasury's intentions.


Fluor Opens New Jersey Office14/12/2006
Fluor Corporation leases 47,900 square feet in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA, for a regional office focusing on energy, chemicals, manufacturing and life sciences and operations and maintenance. The office will employ 200 professionals including approximately 100 new hires. Fluor will move into the new space Monday 18 December.


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