Media Releases

These are some of our recent media releases and comments. Email us if you want to be added to our media release distribution list.

“Don’t Like It!” – BATA accuses George Osborne of a “Little Britain” approach to UK infrastructure provision

BATA Chief Executive Simon Buck has commented on the reports that the Chancellor will announce details of a National Infrastructure Plan, involving billions of pounds of investment in transport links, as part of the Autumn Statement tomorrow (29th November).

November 28, 2011

BATA Reaction to speech by Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Following the speech today by Maria Eagle MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, to an aviation conference in London, BATA has issued a comment.

October 31, 2011

Comment on Aviation Report By British Chambers of Commerce

BATA’s comment on the publication today of the BCC Report, ‘Flying in the face of jobs and growth’ is available here. In it, Simon Buck, BATA’s Chief Executive says, “This report provides clear evidence that if Britain us to be able to compete for new business with emerging markets, then we must be allowed to grow and invest in our airport infrastructure.”

October 31, 2011

UK Government ‘Stop/Go’ Aviation Policies “Crippling Trade Links”: BATA

To coincide with the closure of the Government’s initial ‘Scoping Document’ consultation on a ‘Sustainable Policy Framework for Aviation’, BATA has issued a statement, urging the new Secretary of State of Transport to recognise that decisions need to be made now on increasing capacity for air transport.

October 20, 2011

Speech by BATA Chief Executive at Parliamentary Reception – 18th October

The speech by Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, at a BATA Parliamentary Reception hosted by Brian Donohoe MP on Tuesday 18th October

October 18, 2011

‘Connecting for Growth’ Report on the Importance of a Hub Airport

BATA has welcomed today’s publication of a report by Frontier Economics on the importance of Britian’s hub airport in economic recovery.

September 22, 2011

Deputy PM’s Promise to Accelerate Major Infrastructure Projects – BATA Comment

Simon Buck, BATA Chief Executive has commented on today’s promise by Deputy PM Nick Clegg to give new special priority status to upto 40 of the biggest national infrastructure projects most important to Britain’s future growth prospects.

September 14, 2011

High Tax Rates Damage UK Economy

In response to the letter from 20 leading economists in today’s Financial Times arguing that the 50p tax rate is damanging the UK economy, Simon Buck, Chief Eecutive of BATA that the same logic can be applied to the “exorbitantly…

September 7, 2011

DFT Aviation Demand Forecast: “Lost Opportunity for Britain”

BATA has commented on today’s revised Government forecasts of demand for air travel that show a slashing by 25% of passengers travelling through Britain’s airports in twenty years time, compared to forecasts produced just two years ago.

August 25, 2011

Hands Off Our Holiday Mr Taxman!

A campaign to persuade the Chancellor to drop planned hikes in the tax levied on all flights leaving the UK is being launched at airports across the country as a new poll is released showing 3 out of 4 people think that Air Passenger Duty (APD) should not go up in the next Budget.

July 11, 2011