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UK Growth and Opportunities

Heathrow expansion will create up to 180,000 jobs and up to £211bn in economic benefits across the UK by 2050, Airports Commission analysis found.

Of the up to 180,000 jobs across the UK set to be created by Heathrow over 100,000 are outside of London and the South East.

In manufacturing alone, up to 94,900 more jobs would be created. Put simply: expanding Heathrow will help support greater integration of the capital with the rest of the UK.

As much as £114bn of economic benefits from Heathrow would be spread outside London and the South East to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

Opportunities During Construction

Sourcing talent from every region
Heathrow expansion is a major infrastructure project that will require skills from right across the country. We are planning four regional logistics hubs to help recruit the talent we need.

Supply chains across Britain
We are dedicated to helping small and medium sized British businesses to grow. Each year, we host Heathrow Business Summits across the UK, to connect local SMEs with our procurement team and suppliers, and providing them with the tools they need to expand.

Opportunities Once Operational

Doubling our cargo capacity
Heathrow is already the UK’s largest port by value, handling over 30% (by value) of all British trade outside the EU. Expansion will double cargo capacity and deliver up to 40 new long-haul routes, connecting British businesses to new markets and trading opportunities across the globe.

Boosting Britain’s connectivity
Expansion will facilitate new and strengthened domestic routes between Heathrow and cities across the UK, which will help Britain become one of the best-connected countries in the world. This will enable businesses small and large, from every region and every nation, to seize the international trading opportunities made possible by Heathrow expansion.

A legacy of British skills
Expanding Heathrow is a long-term investment in Britain that will secure a legacy of growth and skills for generations to come. As well as creating up to 180,000 jobs, our innovative logistic hubs will ensure suppliers from across the country benefit from expansion and will create a legacy of long term construction skills that will help secure Britain’s future.