UK councils rack up TWO MILLION air miles and £500,000 bill for flights amid climate warnings

Author: Yuvi November 21, 2022


Town halls have racked up close to 2 million air miles in recent years despite lecturing residents about the ‘climate emergency’, it can be revealed.

Research has found that local authorities have spent £480,000 of public money on flights and hotels since 2019.

More than 1,000 councilors and staff jetted off on jaunts including to countries as far away as Japan, China and Cuba with hundreds more flying to France, Belgium and Germany.

Yet at the same time many have declared that the world is under threat from carbon emissions and have tried to force households to become greener – including charging motorists for polluting cars, closing roads to traffic and even issuing fines to people for not sorting their recycling properly .

Last night John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance which conducted the research, told the Mail: ‘Taxpayers will be furious at the foreign jollies they’ve been helping to fund.

‘While councils hike up rates and lecture residents about a climate emergency, bureaucrats are sent on luxury trips round the world.

‘If officials can’t keep costs down they should be sent packing.’

Research has found that local authorities have spent £480,000 of public money on flights and hotels since 2019.

Yet at the same time many have declared that the world is under threat from carbon emissions and have tried to force households to become greener - including charging motorists for polluting cars, closing roads to traffic and even issuing fines to people for not sorting their recycling properly .

Yet at the same time many have declared that the world is under threat from carbon emissions and have tried to force households to become greener – including charging motorists for polluting cars, closing roads to traffic and even issuing fines to people for not sorting their recycling properly .

The campaign group’s analysis of figures obtained by local authorities across the UK found that 1,101 councilors and officials have flown by plane in the past three years.

In total they spent 3,351 days – close to a decade – traveling at taxpayers’ expense, flying the equivalent of four round trips to the moon.

21 November, 2022, 4:17 pm

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