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Expand Heathrow to show business ‘you are serious’ about the economy – say Business Leaders

21st July 2016

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  • Sir Martin Sorrell and over 170 of Britain’s leading businesses urge Government to seize economic opportunity of expanded Heathrow
  • Government backing for Heathrow expansion – a £16bn privately funded ready-to-go infrastructure project – will secure Britain’s place as an outward looking trading nation and send a clear message that Britain is open for business
  • Letter comes as fresh polling reveals overwhelming Parliamentary support for Heathrow expansion

 Over 170 of Britain’s business leaders have urged the Government to inject growth into the British economy by progressing Heathrow’s expansion plans.

74% of Tory members now back Heathrow expansion after Brexit vote

21st July 2016

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  •    First ever analysis of Tory Party members’ views on airport expansion.
  •  Poll shows younger and vote Remain members most supportive of Heathrow expansion in response to Brexit.
  •  88% of members say a decision to expand Heathrow would show the new leader capable of ‘putting the national interest first’
  •  Heathrow was unanimously and unequivocally recommended for expansion after three years of analysis by the independent Airports Commission.
  • Heathrow expansion is a £16bn privately funded ready-to-go infrastructure project that will secure Britain’s place as an outward looking trading nation and send a clear message that Britain is open for business.

In the first ever poll of their views of airport expansion, and as the UK prepares for Brexit, 74% of Tory Party members now support a third runway at Heathrow.   Expanding Heathrow is now a choice for the next Conservative Party leader and the views of the party membership will influence the airport expansion debate.   

Heathrow responds to Government – Expansion “the strongest possible signal that Britain is open for business”

21st July 2016

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  • Only Heathrow expansion will allow British exporters to trade with all the growing markets of the world, strengthening Britain’s position as one of the world’s great trading nations
  • In uncertain economic times, a £16bn privately funded infrastructure investment will create up to 180,000 jobs and £211bn of growth across the UK
  • By approving Heathrow expansion, the Government will send the strongest signal possible that Britain is open for business and confident in its future
  • Recent polling shows two thirds of MPs think greenlighting Heathrow expansion will strengthen Britain’s economy

Responding to the Transport Secretary’s announcement to hand over a decision on Heathrow expansion to his successor, John Holland-Kaye, the airport’s Chief Executive, said that a third runway must be a part of the Government’s Brexit plan.

Lord Blunkett appointed Chair of Heathrow Skills Taskforce

21st July 2016

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  • Taskforce to identify the skills and training programmes needed to deliver Heathrow expansion
  • Recommendations will ensure Heathrow leaves a national legacy for future infrastructure projects
  • Need to address skills gaps outlined in new report by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

 Heathrow announced today the appointment of the Rt Hon, the Lord Blunkett as Chair of the airport’s new Heathrow Skills Taskforce. During his distinguished political career, Lord Blunkett held the Cabinet posts responsible for Education, for Employment and for Work and Pensions and so brings extensive experience that will help ensure Heathrow provides further support at all levels of education, from local primary schools to the place of work, if expansion of the airport takes place.

Heathrow Hires World’s First Airport Cycle Officer

18th May 2016

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·         Officer will increase the amount of people cycling to the airport

·         New post part of partnership with Sustrans to develop airport’s cycling vision

·         Better cycling experience part of the airport’s plan to help more local people cycle Heathrow

 Getting 16,500 local airport colleagues onto bikes will be the goal of Heathrow’s new airport cycle officer, who has now started his post.

Heathrow exceeds Airports Commission’s package of conditions, so Prime Minister can make the “right choice” for Britain and approve a third runway

11th May 2016
  • heathrow_0615_600_1Airports Commission unanimously recommended Heathrow expansion
  • Heathrow will exceed the overall package of conditions the Commission set
  • Measures include support for an early introduction of ban on scheduled flights for six and a half hours every night after expansion planning consent received and the necessary airspace is modernised
  • Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye writes to the Prime Minister with a plan which will enable the Government to make the right choice for Britain, delivering up to £211bn in economic benefit and 180,000 jobs by approving a third runway

Heathrow Commits to giving opportunities to firms across Britain

19th April 2016

heathrow-galleryHeathrow is to ensure the whole country is ready and able to access the procurement opportunities that come with expansion, through a series of round table events taking place in every nation and region across Britain.

SME involvement in Heathrow’s supply chain is thriving, driven by massive increases in contracts awarded to them over the past three years. Today, almost half of Heathrow’s Tier 1 suppliers are SME’s compared to just over a third three years ago.