Ahead of Monday’s parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
“Time is up on indecision and delay on the new runway at Heathrow. The UK must be open for business, and to the world. A new runway is critical for our economy, and we have reached the day when Parliament needs to say yes.
“New air routes from Heathrow will unlock billions of pounds in growth, create tens of thousands of jobs in all corners of the UK and enable entrepreneurs to export to the booming growth markets of the world. Any more delay, and our competitors – who have been busy building their own aviation capacity and trade relationships – will pull further ahead.
“Strong economies need strong leadership. From Truro to Thurso, firms are counting on their MPs to vote for a stronger economic future.”