Birmingham airport is the latest recipient of UK government (ie taxpayers’ ) subsidies for aviation.
See Birmingham FOE web site. The spokesperson says:
“The airport claims to be good for the economy but puts its hands into the tax payers’ pockets time and time again. .. The aviation sector pays no tax on its fuel and no VAT on the sales of tickets and planes .. what is worrying about these bids is that they have been made in secret .. We would like to see just exactly what predictions the Chamber along with their partners the airport have said in these bids ..”.