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A government promise to slash rail fares is being stalled by a row between the Treasury and the Department for Transport, it has been reported.
Anthony Smith, chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget.
The threat of Coronavirus is an increasing challenge for the UK and Heathrow are working day and night to ensure Britain’s front door is open and safe for their people and passengers, says Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye.
The Chancellor will unveil a £2.5billion investment to fix 50 million potholes over the next five years in the Budget.
New polling has today revealed that a majority of those in Britain think that the Government is not doing enough to invest in the UK’s trading infrastructure.
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has welcomed a letter from the Transport Secretary to Parliament’s Transport Select Committee published today, which claims that Government “will ensure that lessons are learnt from previous electrification schemes and those currently underway” to ensure value for money for taxpayers.
Heathrow has announced that this year, tougher charges will be applied to all flights that arrive and depart within the Night Quota Period from 23:30 to 06:00. The charges will disincentivise activity between the identified hours.
Flybe has collapsed after ministers rejected a call for fresh funding to tide the airline over following a cash crisis.
"I changed my mind on Heathrow expansion because the benefits to West London residents is clear; as is the leadership Heathrow can provide the wider industry on climate change," writes Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive of West London Business.
Heathrow and the wider aviation industry should take today's decision as a wake up call, writes Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald MP.
Heathrow say they will appeal to the Supreme Court and are confident they will be successful.