In 2016, the BAE Systems military aircraft business sustained nearly 48,900 jobs in the UK, supported a £3.2 billion contribution to GDP and made a total tax contribution of £900 million to the Exchequer.
Following the 2017 study on the contribution of BAE Systems to the UK economy, the company asked Oxford Economics to estimate the economic impact of one of its UK businesses. The report finds that in 2016 BAE Systems military aircraft business sustained nearly 48,900 jobs in the UK, supported a £3.2 billion contribution to GDP and a made total tax contribution of £900 million to the Exchequer. In addition, in 2016, the BAE Systems military aircraft business exported £1.3 billion worth of goods and services—equivalent to 0.2 percent of UK exports in that year.
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