Publications on Economics and Employment

Economics and Employment 


Title:     “Airport Jobs: false hopes, cruel hoax”

Date:     March 2009 
Author:   Aviation Environment  Federation (AEF) 
Length:   23 pages  
 Summary:     A new study of the employment provided by airports and airlines from the economist
Brendon Sewill concludes that the Government should stop giving people false hopes
about the number of jobs which would be created by the expansion of airports.  
Link:      The report and executive summary are at       “Airport Jobs: false hopes, cruel hoax”      



Title:   “ £10 billion a year tax bonus for airlines  even with  increase in Air Passenger
Duty (APD)”

Date:   October 2009
Author:   AirportWatch
Length:   1 page
Summary:   Treasury figures show that, even with the APD  increase, aviation continues
to receive significant tax-breaks.   The notional benefit that aviation receives
by paying no fuel tax and no VAT is up to £10 billion a year.   By contrast Air
Passenger Duty in 2009-10 is expected to raise £1.8 billion.  
Link:      link to article…


Title:     “Plane Truths – Do the economic arguments for aviation growth really fly?”
Date:   September 2008
Author:   World Development Movement (WDM) and New Economics Foundation (NEF)
Length:     60 pages
Summary:   New research says the economic case for airport expansion is unfounded, and
international tourism is more of a risk than a benefit for developing nations.
This report reveals that increased air travel and tourism leaves UK taxpayers
out of pocket, and benefits multinational tour operators and hotel chains, rather
than the poor.         WDM press release on the launch
Link:     link to report …