GonzoEGLL wrote:The DfT funds* the country-wide scheme, and NATS En-Route Ltd (NERL) fund Farnborough North and East sectors through their income.
*The sum, when divided by the participant units, is generally accepted not to fully cover the cost of the service provision for the promulgated hours. I’ve heard it unofficially from one unit that it effectively pays for one controller (not one controller position, but one controller from a complement of 25(ish)).
LARS funding doesn't even pay for one controller
Last I heard, Farnborough North and East were funded from the NATS Services Ltd (ie the airport section of NATS) contingency funds.