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Wednesday
Sep222010

New Jobs Potential for Offshore Wind Farms

I was amazed to read recent reports about the potential for wind farms in Scotland in the near future – not to mention the amount of jobs that could be created in this field if all goes well.

There could be as many as 50,000 brand new jobs in the region if the wind farm industry follows through on its potential in Scotland.

I’ve no doubt the potential here is huge and we must certainly start looking towards alternative energy sources to the ones we are rapidly depleting at the moment. But as several reports stated, there is every need to invest in the future now. It is these investments that must be brought forward and put into place otherwise the future job industry in this sector could be prevented from happening.

I feel this is a key moment in the history of Scottish business and enterprise. Starting to develop and invest in any new business is always a nervous moment. But here there is a chance to set up a business for future generations as well as for the current one. There is rarely an opportunity to invest in a new business sector as there is now with the wind farms, so we must be sure not to waste it. If we do we shall surely look back with regret.

I will certainly be keeping an eye on developments in this area to see whether Scottish industry has the courage to invest in the future now. In the meantime, if you are considering developing your own business and you wish to explore the tax implications of doing so, contact us at St Matthews for advice.

 



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