Scottish deficit nears £15 billion as oil and gas revenues sink

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File photo dated 16/03/07 of an oil rig in the North Sea as a dwindling pool of engineering workers threatens a skills shortage in the oil and gas industry, a new report has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 20, 2014. The trend is driving up pay to "unprecedented" levels in some areas, said a report by technical advisers DNV GL. The outlook for the sector this year is positive, but a shortage of skilled employees will be the main barrier to growth, said the report. See PA story INDUSTRY Skills. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Monday January 20 File photo dated 16/03/07 of an oil rig in the North Sea as a dwindling pool of engineering workers threatens a skills shortage in the oil and gas industry, a new report has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 20, 2014. The trend is driving up pay to "unprecedented" levels in some areas, said a report by technical advisers DNV GL. The outlook for the sector this year is positive, but a shortage of skilled employees will be the main barrier to growth, said the report. See PA story INDUSTRY Skills. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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