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OGUK is working hard to ensure that it keeps its members and stakeholders up to date with the latest information and updates related to COVID-19. It is a very challenging time for the UK’s oil and gas industry, and things are changing very quickly.

This hub is dedicated to sharing updates as they become available.

Business management support and information

General Updates for Organisations


Gender Pay Gap reporting
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) took the decision on 24th March 2020 to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for the reporting year 2019/2020.

Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act
On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 received royal assent. The measures introduced by the Act will relieve the burden on businesses during the coronavirus outbreak and allow them to focus all their efforts on continuing to operate.

IR35 delayed
The implementation of IR35 changes will come into effect on 6th April 2021.

Workforce Updates


Our people are essential for providing energy and products to the UK, keeping Britain running during these unprecedented times, powering hospitals, fuelling vehicles for emergency services and key workers, and providing essential supplies.

OGUK is working on behalf of industry to secure government and regulator support which protects the safety of our people, ensures the safe production of secure and affordable energy, and mitigates the impact on jobs and businesses.

OGUK has teamed up with Step Change in Safety to launch a dedicated online hub with guidance, videos and FAQs about the industry and the impact of COVID-19. It aims to address concerns on the prevention and protection against coronavirus on the 150 manned installations across the UKCS including information films for those travelling by helicopter offshore and advice for the substantial onshore workforce. If you are a member of the workforce or have a family member working in the oil and gas sector, be sure to take a look: Step Change in Safety COVID-19

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