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Economic and environmental concerns about Scottish Government’s Air Passenger Duty plans

AEF has responded to a consultation on the Scottish Government’s plans to reduce and replace Air Passenger Duty (APD), challenging the potential economic benefits and highlighting the environmental impacts. APD is being devolved to the Scottish Government under the Scotland Act 2016. The …

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Briefing: Would a new London runway be good for Scotland?

New AEF briefing looks into what the impact of a new South East runway would be for Scotland. It highlights that the benefits for Scotland from South East expansion in terms of domestic connectivity, economic benefit and passenger growth are not as clear cut as suggested in the Airports Commission’s summary.

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AEF briefings: Airports Commission’s climate and economic analyses

The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.

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Our comment on the Airports Commission appraisals of Heathrow and Gatwick runways

The Aviation Environment Federation comments on the Airports Commission’s appraisals of expansion options at Heathrow and Gatwick. We believe the Airports Commission paints a misleading picture about the net benefits of expansion by failing to fully consider the environmental costs in the economic appraisal of a new runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick. This raises serious concerns about the validity of the consultation’s claims.

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