In a sign of the large discrepancy between the aviation sector’s fixed costs and its current revenues, Heathrow Airport is currently paying more UK local government tax (business rates) than it is currently collecting in revenues, according to the airport’s chief executive,  John Holland-Kaye Kaye’s comments came in a message to Aviation Club members after he was forced to cancel an engagement to speak at its lunch last week, due to COVID 19, he called for the government of UK government to follow the lead of the devolved Scottish assembly in deferring business rates. “The government can do more to help. 

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