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December 2006

The Stern Report

The Stern report ‘The Economics of Climate Change’ was issued late Oct 2006. It is a mammoth report which spells out in grisly detail the costs of climate change and what we should do about it. The headline conclusion is …

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Increase in Air Passenger Duty

The government has at last responded to calls to increase the present small tax on air travel. In his pre-budget statement in Dec 06, Gordon Brown announced that Air Passenger Duty (APD) would be doubled.

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Eddington report

A new study – ‘Transport’s role in sustaining the UK’s productivity and competitiveness’ – has been published. A small section of the report covers aviation. The study was led by Rod Eddington, previous head of British Airways. The Eddington report …

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Eddington report

A new study has been produced, which claims that expansion of aviation is vital for the economy. The report is not independent, the work on aviation is not new and the conclusions are worthless.

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