What is the AWP?
The PCG Aberdeen Working Party (AWP) was
set up on the 1st Mar 2000 in order to promote the interests
of contractors who work in the Oil and Gas industry specifically
and engineering more generally. The AWP conducts the majority
of its business via an email forum and meets once a month
for face-to-face discussions. The AWP has a total of 28
members, the officers are:
The AWP works closely with local MP’s,
councillors, trade associations and agents to eliminate,
or mitigate the harmful effects of IR35. The AWP is also
looking for ways in which contractors can make a positive
and substantial impact on the future prosperity of the Oil
& Gas industry.
What is PCG doing about AWP?
The PCG provided the funds for the preparation
of the PCG O&G; Industry Model Form Contract which has been
used by oil companies, main contractors and agents as an
input to their decisions on IR35 Exempt contracts.
The PCG main web site provides a hot link
that enables members to subscribe to the PCG-AWP-OGE email
This forum complements the main PCG web site and is aimed
at those contractors who do not have easy access to the
web, but never the less wish to participate in discussions.
What Can I Do?
The most useful thing is to join the email
forum (see box below), put your point of view in the debate
and encourage fellow contractors to join the PCG.