UK cross-party group to lobby for Covid funds in areas that depend on airports

Leaders in or near Gatwick and Heathrow request ‘aviation communities fund’ to help local workers

‘Our communities around Britain’s airports are being devastated’

A cross-party group of national and local politicians will this week lobby the government for emergency funds to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on workers whose livelihoods rely on airports.

The meeting comes after the aviation industry has been identified as one of the business sectors hardest hit by the pandemic – costing the local economy of Hounslow, which neighbours Heathrow airport, a total of £1bn over three years, a study commissioned by the local council suggests.

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Source: theguardian
UK cross-party group to lobby for Covid funds in areas that depend on airports