My reference is “The company, which is expected to announce pre-tax profits of nearly £1? billion this year, spent just £500,000 on equipment to deal with snow and ice. “
Scroll down to the penultimate paragraph.
Did BAA write off a large sum against the sale of LGW?
Might that explain the difference – pre tax profit versus net proft?
“Brussels Airport ran out of fluid because it is normally delivered from France, where road conditions rendered tanker traffic immobile.”
That suggests to me that they were not holding enough. The message needs to get through that the very mild winters of the last 20 years are no longer a good basis for contingency planning.