MLex: UK tax breaks for oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea face legal scrutiny after environmental campaigners saw a challenge against the UK government and its state-owned Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) accepted for a court hearing. The campaigners allege that the strategy is unlawful as it labels oil and gas production as economically beneficial to the UK as a whole without taking into account government financial support for the sector ‘including (but not limited to) any tax relief and/or tax rebates’.
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