BBGA ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DRINKS RECEPTION 2019
Royal Gardens Hotel, Kensington - 12 December 2019
The BBGA will be holding their annual Christmas Drinks Reception on 12th December at the Royal Gardens Hotel, Kensington from 7pm to 9pm.
The evening is an opportunity for members and industry colleagues to network and celebrate another exciting year in Aviation.
We are delighted to welcome Close Brothers back as our event sponsor and would also like to thank Gulfstream for their continued support of the event. We welcome our new sponsors Signature TechniCAir and also Voluxis.
Buy 3, get a 4th ticket free. (Individual Tickets are £63 excl. VAT)
Come along and help us celebrate another exciting year in Aviation …… BBGA Members, their guests and non-members are all welcome to attend.
BBGA Responds to Private Jet Ban Proposal
11 November, 2019
Banning private jets in the UK?
Facts to consider
The Labour Government’s pledge last week to ban corporate aircraft by 2025 is controversial and emotive indeed. Whether it makes it into its Election manifesto or not, The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), as the influential voice for business aviation in the UK, is obliged to highlight that such a sweeping statement shows a worrying lack of understanding of the business aviation industry and of the impact such a measure would have on the UK’s economy, GDP, employment and the facilitation of business to and from the UK.
VAT treatment of Aircraft in the Event of a No Deal Brexit
BBGA have been very concerned at the apparent lack of clarity surrounding the VAT treatment of aircraft in the event a deal is not agreed and the UK leaves the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement.
It was our understanding that all aircraft which were previously imported through the UK or Isle of Man would be deemed exported from both the UK and the EU on Exit Day. There was a risk that such aircraft would be exposed to UK VAT on entering the UK or that such aircraft would have to be reimported into the UK. Our Board Members have therefore been working with the DfT, HMRC, Treasury and the CAA to give comfort to owners and operators of aircraft which have already been imported into the UK or Isle of Man, that they will not have their UK VAT paid status affected, irrespective of where the aircraft is located on Exit Day. We are pleased to confirm assurances have been given to us in writing that “HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will take steps to minimise burdens on aircraft, on which UK VAT has been paid, re-entering the UK from the EU. In particular, transitional changes will be made to Returned Goods Relief (RGR) to allow for returns of goods from the EU to the UK. This will mean that if an aircraft has previously been imported into the UK/IOM and the appropriate taxes and duties have been paid, its UK VAT paid status will not be affected on the day of EU Exit, irrespective of where it is located”.
Please note BBGA is not qualified to give tax advice and this note is for information purposes only. Please ensure you take appropriate advice on the tax treatment of aircraft you own or operate.
Industry Calls for Stronger Penalties on Illegal Charter
The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) is calling for legal changes to strengthen deterrents for illegal charter and boost enforcement. “Fines are pointless and they are not being enforced,” aviation attorney and BBGA Chair Aoife O’Sullivan said today at the Air Charter Expo conference at Biggin Hill Airport. “We need a change in the law.”Read More
Aviation Centres of Excellence: Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce for a Global Community
The British Business and General Aviation Association and European Business Aviation Association were delighted to welcome a range of participants from government, education and industry to our 9 October event, “Aviation Centres of Excellence – Developing Tomorrow’s workforce for a global community”.
Brexit and access in the EU
The diagram below shows representations of the nine freedoms of the air, taken from a recent ICAO report.
Source: A Study of the effects of the UK Leaving the EU on airlines flying to and from the UK - R-038-001-001
- BBGA Responds to Private Jet Ban Proposal Read More 14/11/2019
- VAT Treatment of Aircraft in the Event of No Deal Brexit Read More 13/11/2019
- Signature TECHNICAir expands on-call aircraft maintenance into the northern United Kingdom with inauguration of Manchester, England mobile service unit Read More 13/11/2019
Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation
In December 2018 the government published its consultation on a new aviation strategy - ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’ - a long-term plan to achieve a safe, secure and sustainable aviation sector that meets the needs of consumers and of a global, outward-looking Britain.
BBGA are continuing the work with DfT to ensure that the Future Aviation Strategy for 2050 reflects the requirements for our sector in the final white paper. Without question the previous Aviation Strategy, which is currently in force, reflects very little of what we do in our sector and primarily reflects scheduled airline activities only. BBGA believes it is vital our sector is represented appropriately in the new white paper, so that in the next five years or so MP’s, civil servants and other government agencies make their decisions in line with FAS 2050.
- Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation Read More 10/05/2019
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