APD campaign gets more group weight
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group are the latest organisations to voice their concerns over the tax and promote the campaign.
Since its launch five weeks ago more than 75,000 people have emailed to MPs against the tax. It received a significant boost last week when Virgin boss Richard Branson said he would waive the fee from selected holidays and promote the campaign on e-tickets.
Around 75 MPs from various parties have now signed a parliamentary motion linked to APD, with more business groups being asked to back the campaign.
“Every day more and more businesses and consumers are backing A Fair on Flying campaign, highlighting just how unpopular APD has become. We call on all supporters to continue to spread the word to swiftly bring us to our target of 100,000 emails to MPs,” said Mark Tanzer, CEO of ABTA.