Heathrow airport responds to Spring Budget

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Responding to today’ s Springtime Budget, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:

On Atmosphere Passenger Duty:

“ We’ re disappointed the Government have not taken the opportunity to reduce air traveler duty. The increase today, as well as the signal of potential further boosts in the coming years, hands an excellent advantage to our European competitors. In case Britain is to be one of the best places on earth to do business then we must work at abolition of this tax on Uk competitiveness, tourism, investment and industry. ”

On incraesed investment and focus on technical schooling:

“ We delightful the creation of ‘ To Levels’ and extra funding for PHDs in STEM subjects which will help supply the workforce Britain needs for the future. Heathrow airport expansion, along with other strategic infrastructure tasks, will create thousands of highly skilled tasks. These Government reforms are crucial to making sure we can deliver a modern, affordable Heathrow airport and make sure today’ s schoolchildren are able to make the most of the opportunities. ”