Heathrow pays its way in borough
HEATHROW is the UK’s largest port, handling over a quarter of British exports, so it was no surprise that Heathrow’s cargo volumes rose six per cent last month.
Heathrow’s success means that it will continue to pay the highest rate tax bill of any business in England and Wales by contributing £118 million next year, one third of which will be used by Hillingdon Council to fund important public services.
The irony of £40 million from Heathrow being spent each year in the constituencies of Boris Johnson and John McDonnell has not been lost on Hillingdon taxpayers. Sadly, Hillingdon Council appears happy to take the money with one hand whilst splashing out on expensive lawyers to fight the very same airport with the other. ROB GRAY Director, Back Heathrow Chiswick