Gordon Brown calls for “BiFab scandal” inquiry into SNP withdrawal of £30 million renewable support. The former Labour leader has accused SNP Ministers of “dereliction of duty” by endangering BiFab jobs and the UK’s role in the offshore wind revolution. The former Prime Minister has written to the chair of the Commons Business Select Committee urging an inquiry into what he describes as “the BiFab scandal” that leaves Scotland missing out on the offshore wind farm revolution. The move came after the Scottish Government withdrew a multi-million pound guarantee that would have sustained 450 jobs at the Fife and Lewis yards blaming EU State Aid rules. Brown said the decision by the SNP government was based on “incomplete information, dubious financial arithmetic and misleading Government statements.”
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A CANADIAN company gained control of a troubled renewables manufacturer seen as a key part of the future of Scotland’s wind farm revolution for just £1 as ministers ploughed in tens of millions, the Herald on Sunday can reveal. It has emerged that while the Scottish Government injected over £37.4m in loans to support struggling Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) and for that gained a third of the firm, the Canadian firm DF Barnes took total control for just £1.
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