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Government decision - not Gatwick

GACC expresses relief but huge sympathy for those adversely affected.  See press release.

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Lies and half-truths

An open letter sent by Gatwick Airport to all MPs has been examined by GACC.  Read lies and half-truths.

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The Case against  a second Gatwick runway Restated

A briefing note setting out the case against a second runway has been sent to all 650 MPs.  Read briefing note.

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Infrastructure Studies criticised

A study showing the amount of new infrastructure required by 2050 if second Gatwick runway is built has been severely criticised by GACC.  See note for councillors.

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GACC research studies published on

  • New Flight Paths
  • Ancient Woodland
  • Wrong Place
  • Heritage and Countryside
  • Rail Infrastructure
  • Road Infrastructure
  • Crawley Urbanisation
  • Gatwick Landscape
  • Climate Change and a New Runway;
  • Paying for a New Gatwick Runway;
  • Gatwick and Tax; and
  • Ambient Noise

 - see Research Studies.

MPs warn of increased pollution risks with second runway. Read more.

Guide to Gatwick Environmental Groups.  Here.

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 Subsidies for aviation

See note


AIRLINES PAY

NO FUEL DUTY

NO VAT.

APD is only one third

of the tax lost.

Air passenger duty

Treasury statement:

"The aviation companies .... already pay no tax on the fuel used in international flights, no VAT on international flights and unlike in many other countries, no VAT on domestic flights. The Government has also helped them by cutting corporation tax rate to 20% - the lowest in the G20 (group of leading world economies) - saving businesses £9.5 billion a year from 2016."

10 June 2015

GACC's response to the consultation on the future of air passenger duty.  Response

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