recent weeks has Kleven Verft outside Ulsteinvik again faced nedleggelsesfare. Early in July went to the yard, which stands for one of the twelve jobs in the municipality, bankrupt. The 441 employees were thrown into uncertainty. In the night came the solution in place, where the Green Yard Group takes over the yard.
Crisis that Kleven Verft, and the community has been through, shows what Parliament feared when, in our went into to change the tax system for the oil industry. Similar situations could be encountered around the country.
Kroneksempelet was Kværner Verdal. The shipyard, which stands for every eighth workplace in Verdal, stood with a completely blank order book from the second half of 2021, before skattepakken arrived at the place.
could also it could be one of the most expensive sysselsettingstiltak go through as quickly as it did, almost without consideration. The changes means that the so-called uplift now stands again as a purely investeringsfradrag, which means increased spending, but lower revenues for the state.
After first having been examined on behalf of Aker, was the proposal to quickly support from the parties in the labour market, the centre party and the progress party. After a hard fade from the trade unions followed the Party after. The process revealed a political environment that failed to stand against the country's most powerful industry.
the Question is why it is like that. Or rather: Why we have let it become that way. Why put the industry with as good cards in your hand?
Situation arose this spring was not unexpected. It has long been established that investment on the Norwegian continental shelf would subside after that the Johan Sverdrup field was clear. The decline for leverandørnæringen and the rest of the petroleum-based industry stood on the stairs, corona-pandemic or not.
Yet politicians, economists and other proud that the market would provide for a gradual phasing out of the oil industry. Proposal to get to the strategies, plans and studies about how utfasingen could happen in the more controlled forms have been dismissed time and time again.
You have passed out from the loss of jobs and the changing industrial structure should occur so gradually that there was never a crisis, just a little painful and difficult. To carry out all the profitable production was more important than to ensure that not too many jobs disappeared at once.How often will he get the flea to the state? Comment
It has now been shown to be an error of judgment. Oljeprisfallet in connection with corona-the pandemic ran the prospects for the petroleum investment from "poor" to "crisis". The situation was more serious than he had imagined. Good and stable framework conditions were apparently not enough that we should get a gradual phasing out of the oil industry.
the Politicians did not see any other options than to change the tax system when the confederation of Norwegian enterprise boss Ole Erik Almlid turned up on Løvebakken with the fate of the company that supplies technology for the company that supplies technology in the back pocket. Workplaces along the coast had to be rescued, even though it was expensive.
Then the warnings came that the changes were expensive, small targeted and economically unprofitable, they fell in love with deaf ears. The priorities were suddenly turned on its head: To save jobs in the day was more important than income from its oil wealth in the future.
It is worth to draw the lessons of what has happened. Oljejobbene are not going to disappear gradually. Just as likely is it that they disappear in large blocks at a time, in geographically concentrated areas. Whole communities are affected.
It has significant social consequences and creates pressure on the politicians. Spring has shown us that when this happens, the current jobs of established principles and future costs.
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But that the in the future will be robust in the face of major changes in the oil market, næringspolitikken be supplemented with two new principles: Gradual reduction and geographical compensation.
Employment related to the oil industry is so large and concentrated that it is both socio-economically and politically profitable to phase it gradually out.
And the demise of the jobs will be as dramatic for enkeltsamfunn that the areas that lose jobs need to be compensated thoroughly. There must be alternatives to only to postpone the closure.
Spring has shown that when jobs are at stake and the political tyngdelovene applicable, have economic arguments little to set up with. It must be both the politicians and those who advise them taking into. The policies that are developed must survive the political realities, also in times of crisis.Polluter must pay to the Manager You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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