The Government has confirmed that airports across England will be able to apply for up to £8million in January to cover its business rates for 2021/22.
The move is designed to support airports such as Newquay’s who have suffered massive drops in use through the COVID-19 pandemic and has been welcomed by the Conservative Group on Cornwall Council.
Commenting, Conservative Group Leader Cllr Linda Taylor said:
“As Cornwall Council owns Cornwall Airport Newquay, we are delighted to see this additional support come forward from the government to support it in its vital running costs.”
“This airport is a critical part of Cornwall’s transport infrastructure and it is only right that we do all we can to support it through this difficult time.”
My thanks to the airport’s MP Steve Double and the other Cornish MPs for successfully helping to make the case for support, and to this Conservative Government for listening and acting accordingly.”