APD campaign reaches 10,000 mark
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A Fair Tax on Flying’s campaign against Air Passenger Duty (APD) has reached the 10,000 milestone.
Members of the public and those from the industry have written the automated letter to their local MP through the A Fair Tax on Flying website, with a strong presence through Twitter.
So far 44 MPs have backed the EDM 174 Parliamentary motion which details concern over the financial impact of APD on families and economic growth.
The campaign, which was only launched two weeks ago, has since received the backing of the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Institute of Directors. The campaign is now using the milestone as a further push for support.
“That 10,000 people have now written to their MP is just the tip of the iceberg: Air Passenger Duty is now one of the most despised stealth taxes in the UK and we hope that many, many more people let their MP know what they think,” said David Caplan, chief executive of the Airport Operators Association.