Well for those beyond the UK borders will be looking wondering why it’s taken 5 days for us to make a collation government. But the fact is now – we have one.
First up, 3rd Runway at Heathrow and Extension to runways.
In three words forget about it. Plans for the 3rd runway have been shelved, and a quick read of the new policies indicate that plans for extensions are under threat too. Gatwick and Stansted are hit as any requests for runways expansion are hit. Smaller airports may be hit in time.
The Conservative/Liberal Democrats wish to move to a High Speed rail lines as the preferred method moving people within the UK, and will push ahead with a new London
Scotland High Speed Line.
Second Up Air Passenger Duty.
There is talk by the new administration of scrapping Air Passenger Duty, but to replace it with a tax on the plane and how full it is. Again, this is going to take to work out – and in the end will probably work out more expensive. Still, that’s the joy of a crapped out economy…
The final part will appear in another post. It gets its own post as it’s a big issue…