Heathrow’s third runway plan delays

Business groups have reacted with anger to the government’s delay in reaching a decision on whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Businesses argue that the delay is bad for the UK economy.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said it was “gutless”, while another group said it would have business leaders “tearing their hair out”, according to the BBC.

Heathrow Airport’s chief executive John Holland-Kaye said he was confident his airport would still be chosen.

He told the BBC: “Prime Minister David Cameron now accepts the need for new capacity in the South East and I am confident that he will accept the second recommendation, of the independent commission, which was that only Heathrow can deliver the jobs and growth that this country needs.”