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UK government working very hard on Flybe rescue

Christian Fernsby |
The UK Government is working very hard to do what we can to save airline Flybe, Boris Johnson has said.

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Topics: FLYBE    UK   

But the Prime Minister warned there are “limits” to what a government is allowed to do to help individual companies.

Chancellor Sajid Javid will hold talks with the business and transport secretaries to discuss if the loss-making regional carrier can defer paying this year’s estimated air passenger duty (APD) bill of £106 million for three years or whether the tax should be cut for all domestic flights, according to multiple reports.

Asked if he intends to save Flybe, Johnson told the BBC: “It’s not for Government to step in and save companies that simply run into trouble.

“But be in no doubt that we see the importance of Flybe in delivering connectivity across the whole United Kingdom.

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