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BVEP supports Let Britain Fly Campaign

The Business Visits & Events Partnership has put its support behind the Let Britain Fly campaign launched last week in Westminster. The campaign will aim to build cross-party political support for expanding UK airports.
Let Britain Fly’s founding statement has been signed by over 100 business leaders from Britain’s top companies, along with organisations including the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), British Chambers of Commerce, British Hospitality Association, ExCeL London, Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and London First.

“The capacity of our airports is one of a series of barriers to growth in the UK winning more events business, so we’re delighted to put our support behind this campaign,” comments Simon Hughes, Vice Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership. “Alongside Air Passenger Duty, the limitations of our airports are reducing the competitiveness of the UK in being an attractive location in which to hold international events and one where they would choose to return as leisure travellers .”

Throughout this Parliament, in the run-up to the 2015 General Election and beyond, the Let Britain Fly campaign will work hard to keep this issue at the top of the political agenda and maintain the pressure on politicians to act in the national interest and take swift action to modernise UK airport infrastructure.

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