Airport Benefits? Lost Jobs and a Massive Deficit

Birmingham Friends of the Earth have dismissed claims that the government should prioritise Birmingham Airport in their new policy. With new research showing overblown projections of growth, billions already being lost to the local economy and totally misleading job...

Developing a Sustainable Framework for UK Aviation

Birmingham Friends of the Earth has submitted evidence to the DfT's consultation on Developing a Sustainable Framework for UK Aviation. Our evidence is submitted in the form of a report, which is not always structured in the same way as the questions are asked in the...

A Sustainable Framework for UK Aviation?

The Department for Transport, DfT, published a Scoping Document to consult the public on developing a new aviation policy under a sustainable framework, in March 2011. The Coalition considered the previous government’s 2003 White Paper, The Future of Air Transport,...

Out of the Deep Fat Fryer…

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With Thomson Airways re-launching their attempts to get regular biofuels flights from Birmingham Airport, green campaigners are raising concerns that new “Sustainable Aviation Biofuels” are actually likely to be more damaging for the...

More State Aid for Under-taxed Aviation Industry

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More State Aid for Under-taxed Aviation Industry  Birmingham Friends of the Earth reacted with dismay today to the announcement that state aid is being provided to subsidise the building of the runway extension at Birmingham...

Tax cuts for the most under-taxed??!!

I was amazed to find Jerry Blackett calling for airport taxes to be cut in the Birmingham Post on March 14. How unfortunate it is that at a time when people are losing their jobs and facing tax rises on everyday items he should be defending the already under-taxed...