Runway decision postponed - again
GACC recognises that, when it is not known who the next Prime Minister or Cabinet will be, it is inevitable that the runway decision is delayed - until October at the earliest. But we consider that Gatwick's attempt to say that this increases their chances is 'whistling in the wind'. See press release (30 June 2016).
Arrivals Review: GACC response published.
Research studies published on
- 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.
Anger at Gatwick bosses' bonuses. See press release.
Arrivals Review published. GACC gives a guarded welcome, read more.
Infrastructure cost comparison misleading - go to the runway issue
Night flight shock see press release
Guide to Gatwick Environmental Groups. Here.
NO FUEL DUTY
APD is only one third
of the tax lost.
Air passenger duty
On 10 June 2015 a Treasury spokeswoman said:
"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."
In the March 2015 Budget, the Chancellor resisted airline lobbying, and kept the main rates of air passenger duty (APD) unchanged.
That was in accord with GACC's response to the consultation on the future of air passenger duty. Response