As a part of our work with the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign, Tendo Consulting have launched the APPG for Air Passenger Duty Reform to coordinate parliamentary activity. The group will be chaired by Conservative MP Henry Smith and will shortly launch an inquiry into the impact of APD on the UK’s global connectivity.

Chair of the new group, Henry Smith MP who has Gatwick Airport located in his constituency, said: “I am grateful to have been elected chair of the APPG for Air Passenger Duty Reform. As the UK leaves the European Union and looks to forge a new identity for ourselves in the world as a global nation, it is critical we have a tax system that reflects that ambition. A significant reduction in the UK’s APD rate would signal to the world that the UK is open for business.”

Paul Gaffney who leads the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign added “This marks an important next step in the campaign to reduce APD and reflects the strong levels of parliamentary support from across all sides of the political divide. We look forward to working with Henry and the officers of the group to build pressure on the Government to act.”