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Arrivals Review:  GACC response published.

Research studies published on

  • 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.

Runway decision delayed - see GACC press release

Infrastructure cost comparison misleading - go to the runway issue

Night flight shock see press release

Guide to Gatwick Environmental Groups.  Here.

 Airports Commission recommends Heathrow

GACC says relief but no rejoicing. 

No need for any new runway.

See press release



GACC Response

See The runway issue




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

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