Business Newsround

Catch up on this week's business news headlines, including maritime, energy and political updates.

Business Newsround 12th - 16th October 2020

North Sea Oil and Gas

North Sea oil firm shows faith in plan to restart production from giant field (The Herald)

North Sea industry ‘still in control’ despite recent Covid resurgence (Energy Voice)

 

Renewables

Investors and graduates flock to UK's burgeoning windfarms (The Guardian)

A high note for safety in Scotland's new power generation efforts (The Herald)

Increasingly larger wind turbines are conquering the North Sea (Innovation Origins)

 

Maritime

UK maritime industry celebrated with week-long event (PES Media)

Shipping industry eyes recovery in two years, finds survey (Global Trade Review)

 

Government

Scottish businesses handed more than £2.9 billion in UK Government support (The Scotsman)

Nicola Sturgeon confirms Scottish Government is 'considering' a cross-border travel ban (The Scotsman)

The sixth round of the Ferries Accessibility Fund is open for applications and looks to make improvements to existing vessels and harbours that go beyond regulatory standards set for accessibility.

The FM has said there is a new strategic framework for the COVID response being developed and this will be debated in the Scottish Parliament following recess.

Existing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions will remain in place and will be kept under review.

The wearing of face coverings is to become mandatory in communal workplace areas, such as corridors, canteens and social spaces.

Businesses affected by the temporary restrictions will be able to access funding support from next Tuesday.